• View of Half Dome and Washington Column in Yosemite Valley

    Yosemite

    National Park California

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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: The following documents provide overviews of both the National Environmental Policy Act and other types of environmental compliance used in park planning:

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and Wilderness Act Information: The following websites and acts regard the designation of rivers as wild and scenic and lands as wilderness, providing them with special protections:

Historic Preservation Information: These programs, acts and guidelines inform park planners when preserving historic buildings and grounds:

Public Comments Information:

Transportation Studies:

Design Guides:

Accessibility:

Federal Codes and Policies:

Yosemite Plans and Projects:

Did You Know?

Granite Peaks and Clear Lakes in Torres Del Paine NP

That Yosemite National Park has a sister park in Chile? Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is located among the breath taking scenery of Patagonian Chile. Both parks feature remarkable geology, hydrology, flora and fauna--together the staff of both parks work together to share best practices and care for these landscapes so generations of visitors can revel in their stunning beauty.