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Planning References

Planning and compliance efforts are guided by a variety of official National Park Service documents:

National Park Service Management Policies 2006:

  • Chapter 2: Park System Planning
  • Chapter 4: Natural Resources
  • Chapter 5: Cultural Resources
  • Chapter 6:Wilderness Resources

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:

Understanding NEPA and NEPA Abbreviations

Did You Know?

Profile of two black bear cubs

Shenandoah National Park has one of the densest populations of black bears documented within the U.S. More...