Tall Trees Access Road and the Skunk Cabbage Trail Road are CLOSED to vehicles.
Effective June 3, 2013, these closures are necessary due to key vacancies in park staffing, including heavy equipment operators required to grade and maintain these roads. Access to the Tall Trees Grove is still available via 8 mile hike. More »
Miners Ridge and Ossagon backcountry camps closed indefinitely.
Backpacker sites avail. during summer only at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground (8 sites avail.; free permit req'd; $5 fee paid on site) and year-round at Elk Prairie Campground (hiker/biker sites avail., first-come, first-served; $5 fee paid on site). More »
The following links will take you to planning projects in Redwood National and Parks, including Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), management plans, and decision documents, such as Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSIs) and Records of Decision (RODs). A glossary of these terms is found at the end of this document. A number of these documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free online, to be viewed or printed.
Annual Performance Plan - Aubell documents - Business Plan 2000 - Fire Management Plan documents - General Management Plan 2000 - Lost Man Creek Second Growth EA - Lost Man Creek Second Growth FONSI - Port-Orford-cedar documents - ROW Exchange EA - ROW FONSI - Special Use Permits - Strategic Plan - Streelow Creek documents - Trail and Backcountry Management Plan EA - Trail and Backcountry Management Plan FONSI
Annual Performance Plan (html)
Redwood National and State Parks' Business Plan 2000 (2.46 MB pdf)
Fire Management Plan
General Management Plan/General Plan 2000.
Redwood National Park South Fork Lost Man Creek Second Growth Forest Restoration Finding of No Signficant Impact (2.23 MB pdf) The National Park Service (NPS) has completed conservation planning for a proposal to thin about 1700 acres of second-growth forests in the South Fork of the Lost Man Creek drainage near the community of Orick and will implement the project as described in the Finding of No Significant Impact.
The Second Growth Forest Restoration Environmental Assessment is open for public review thru Monday, August 24th, 2009. Superintendent Steve Chaney describes the project in a cover letter.
Thinning accelerates restoration of ecological and structural characteristics resembling those found in old-growth forests. The focus of second-growth forest restoration is to reduce stand density to promote growth and maintain vigor of the remaining trees while protecting adjacent old-growth forests; maintaining water quality in riparian habitats; minimizing tanoak tree disturbance; and minimizing excessive fuel build-up on the forest floor.
Redwood National Park and Green Diamond Resource Company Rights-of-Ways Exchange Environmental Assessment (EA). ROW Exchange EA (1.08 MB pdf)
Redwood National and State Parks' strategic plan: October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2008
Streelow Creek Trail Improvements
Glossary of Terms
Errata: A document intended to correct or clarify statements in an original document, such as an EA.
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (ISMND)
Record of Decision (ROD): The document that is prepared to substantiate a decision based on an EIS. It includes a statement of the decision made, a detailed discussion of decision rationale, and the reasons for not adopting all mitigation measures analyzed, if applicable.
Did You Know?
A redwood cone is the size of an olive. Each cone contains 60 to 120 seeds. One tree may produce 10 million seeds but only a few will reach maturity. If a seed settles in just the right place it may grow into a tree that will live more than 2,000 years.