This has only been a brief summary of the more important planning documents pertaining to Capitol Reef National Monument and National Park. The purpose of this section is to give park managers a useable finding aid when these documents need to be consulted. If a document is not found in the above list, please check the bibliography of the appropriate special resource issue section. The author also recommends that this list be periodically updated.
As of this writing, Capitol Reef and regional personnel are in the midst of preparing a new series of planning documents to be finished by 1996. In this process, and in all future planning discussions, these past documents should be consulted. Park managers should understand why past planning attempts have either succeeded, failed or become lost in obscurity. Future management decisions must not be made in a historical vacuum.
3 As of 1943, Charles Kelly received rent-free use of the Chesnut/Holt house and its orchard in exchange for minimal custodial duties. He was not a full-time employee until 1950, when the monument was officially activated and given its own budget.
19 According to Richard Young, Rocky Mountain Region Chief of Land Resources, the 1984 Land Protection Plan was updated with no significant changes in January 1986 and June 1988; see Document 158-D-71, TIC.
25 Also see David R. M. White, "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them: An Ethnographic Evaluation of Orchard Resources At the Fruita Rural Historic District, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah," report prepared for National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 1993.
Last Updated: 10-Dec-2002