Calendar of Events
Tour PWR (Show)
Tour PWR (Manually)
Diversity in the Parks
Freedom of Information
We try to put as much information as we can on each park web site, so you may find documents which target planning efforts, educational projects, and news releases by browsing through the entire National Park Service site. With a FOIA request, we will identify the documents that exist and either provide them immediately, or, tell you why we cannot release them, or tell you how much it will cost to receive them. We charge 13 cents a page for duplication and $18.60 an hour for search time. Remember, the law says we provide documents that exist. No document will be created in order to respond to a request. And if you have a "how" or "why" question, we probably do not have a document which will satisfactorily answer you. In these cases, it is truly best to call the subject matter experts.
As a result the documents on this web page are only those responses competed by the Regional Office. As a rule this regional office gets very few general requests. Most of the FOIAS this office responds to have been forwarded by park staff which seek to withhold a document for one of the nine exemptions. Each year, this region completes about 150 FOIA responses - about half at the parks where all documents are released.
Unfortunately, we do not have scanning equipment in which to input the
released documents, however, we have tried in each case to identify each
document released or denied. We are happy to send you copies of the occasional
document, however, as you will see on several of these responses, many
documents exist. We charge 13 cents for each copy made. We charge
$18.60 per hour for any document that we still need to locate.