NPS Strategic Plan
Strategic planning, required by the Government Performance Results Act of 1993, will be conducted for the National Park Service as a whole, and every park, program, and central office will have its own strategic plan. Parks, programs, and central offices engage in strategic planning as a way to manage overall performance, and thereby to achieve better results in their mission of preserving resources and providing for visitor enjoyment. Through managing for performance, parks identify their long- term goals, establish their annual performance targets, track their progress, and report their accomplishments toward meeting the National Park Service- wide, and the park’s, long- term goals.
A park’s strategic plan is based on the park’s mission goals, General Management Plan, and the Service- wide strategic plan. Strategic plans address both Service- wide and local outcomes, and are approved by the superintendent, with the regional director’s concurrence.
Did You Know?
Archeologists at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site discovered the foundations of early plantation structures, including the Pinckney-era farmhouse, detached kitchen and slave houses. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC