Planner's Reading Room
Planning and compliance efforts are guided by a variety of official National Park Service documents as well as scientific research, design guidelines and supporting legislation.
National Park Service Policies:
National Park Service Directives:
National Environmental Policy Act and Other Environmental Policies:
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and Wilderness Act Information:
Historic Preservation Information:
Public Comments Information:
Federal Codes and Policies:
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.