• Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Mountains

    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Park Planning

Sitka National Historical Park prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of a park.

Public Comment

Current planning documents can be accessed through the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) System. You can submit comments through PEPC for documents open to public review.

The draft version of the Long Range Interpretive Plan for Sitka National Historical park is available now for public comment at the PEPC site.

 

Management Plans

 
Cover of the General Management Plan
General Management Plan
The purpose of the General Management Plan is to set forth the management philosophy and direction for Sitka National Historical Park and to provide strategies for addressing issues and achieving identified desired future conditions over a period of 15-20 years. The plan provides specific direction to meet current and future needs, protect park resources, and enhance visitor services.
 
Cover of the Resource Management Plan
Resource Management Plan
The purpose of the Resource Management Plan is to set forth the direction and management philosophy for resources at Sitka National Historical Park. The plan provides strategies for addressing issues and achieving identified desired future conditions over a period of 4 to 20 years. The Resource Management Plan includes the present natural and cultural resource status, describes and evaluates the current resources program and needs, and provides individual project statements which identify funding and personnel needs.
 
Bicentennial Pole

Bicentennial Pole

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Foundation Statement

The Foundation Statement is a formal description of Sitka National Park's core mission. It is a foundation to support planning and management of the park. The foundation is grounded in the park's legislation and from knowledge acquired since the park was originally established. It provides a shared understanding of what is most important about the park. This foundation Statement describe's the park's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates.

 

Did You Know?

Totem hall at Sitka National Historical Park

Alaska’s Governor John Brady asked leaders from several southeast Alaska villages to donate totem poles for public exhibitions outside of Alaska, and eventually, for display at Sitka’s popular public park. More than a dozen Tlingit and Haida poles were placed along the park’s trail in 1906. More...