Park planning helps define which types of resource conditions, visitor experiences, and management actions will best achieve the mandate to preserve resources unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
Units of the national park system use planning to bring logic, analysis, public involvement, and accountability into the decision-making process.
At Fort Vancouver NHS, park planning and decision-making is conducted as a continuous, dynamic cycle, from broad visions shared with the public to individual, annual work assignments and evaluations.
Several of the park's management planning documents are available online; please click on one of the links below to view a specific document.
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Errata for the East & South Barracks Master Plan (2012)
East and South Vancouver Barracks Draft Master Plan and Environmental Assessment (2011)
Fort Vancouver NHS General Management Plan 2003 & McLoughlin House Unit Management Plan 2007
Cooperative Management Plan: Vancouver National Historic Reserve (2000)
Fort Vancouver NHS Master Plan (1969)
Long Range Interpretive Plan: Vancouver National Historic Reserve (2004) ( 1,373 KB .pdf file)
Cultural Landscape Planning
Fort Vancouver NHS Cultural Landscape Report, Vol. 1 (1992)
Fort Vancouver NHS Cultural Landscape Report, Vol 2 (1992)
Cultural Landscape Report: Vancouver National Historic Reserve (2006)
Fort Vancouver NHS Administrative History (1993)
Did You Know?
As the fur trade-era depot and headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, did you know that over 61,000 animal pelts were shipped from Fort Vancouver to England in 1843 alone? This and many other stories are interpreted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...