Planning and compliance efforts are guided by a variety of official National Park Service documents:
National Park Service Management Policies 2006:
National Park Service Directives:
The following document provides a very brief overview of the National Environmental Policy Act and abbreviations frequently used in the planning process:
Did You Know?
In 1928, wanting to escape the heat and humidity of summers in Washington, D.C., Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover began looking for a "summer place" within a day's drive of the city. The Hoovers acquired land within the proposed Shenandoah National Park and built Rapidan Camp, their summer White House.