The core components of the park's foundation document include a brief description of the park as well as the park's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, other important resources and values, and interpretive themes. The foundation document also includes special mandates and administrative commitments, an assessment of planning and data needs that identifies planning issues, planning products to be developed, and the associated studies and data required for park planning. Along with the core components, the assessment provides a focus for park planning activities and establishes a baseline from which planning documents are developed.
Delaware River Basin National Wild and Scenic River Values
Outstandingly remarkable values (ORVs) are defined by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act as the characteristics that make a river worthy of special protection. Thus, the foundation for wild and scenic river management is a clearly defined set of ORVs. Delaware River basin contain the following ORVs: cultural, ecological, geological, recreational, and scenic. A set of broad statements has been developed that articulates each ORV for the collection of all designated segments of the Delaware basin. These narratives capture the overall, combined values of the river system, as protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Delaware River Basin National Wild and Scenic River Values Document (5,127 KP, 42 pages, pdf)