Environmental Management Plan
The National Park Service is in the unique position to address opportunities for both short-term and long-term improvements to the environment. In developing an Environmental Management System at each park, the NPS has established a systematic approach to managing park operations, lands, and resources in a manner that will leave all national parks unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
Upper Delaware's Environmental Management Plan describes the specific actions that will be required to accomplish the park's goals, objectives and targets.Environmental Impact Statement
Environmental Commitment Statement for Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
The purpose of the Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River (UPDE) is to conserve, protect, and interpret the river, its surrounding landscape and other superlative values that qualified the Upper Delaware River for inclusion in the National System of Wild and Scenic Rivers. In addition we are bound by the Organic Act of 1916, which states that "the Service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of Federal areas known as national parks, monuments and reservations ... by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
Did You Know?
Upper Delaware is the home of the oldest existing wire cable suspension bridge in the nation - the Delaware Aqueduct. Built in 1847 for the Delaware and Hudson Canal, it was designed by and constructed under the supervision of John A. Roebling, future engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge.