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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

General Management Plan

The General Management Plan (GMP) for Denali National Park and Preserve consists of an original 1986 GMP and three major amendments addressing the park entrance area and road corridor, south side development, and backcountry management.

Consolidated General Management Plan - A large (9 mb) PDF download containing the GMP and all three major amendment plans described lower on this page.

General Management Plan (1986) -A separate page describing the 1986 plan and offering downloads of specific sections of the plan.

Entrance Area and Road Corridor Development Concept Plan (1997)
- Final Entrance Area and Road Corridor DCP
- Record of Decision

South Side Denali Development Concept Plan (1997)
- Final Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
- Record of Decision

Backcountry Management Plan (2006)
- Summary Document
- Final Backcountry Management Plan & EIS
- Public Comment, Appendices, & Index
- Record of Decision
- Revised Draft Backcountry Management Plan

Did You Know?

a green hillside and a brown scar denoting where a landslide occurred

Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.