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Management Plans

Planning plays an essential role in managing the natural and cultural resources and facilities at Acadia. Listed below are the major planning documents pertaining to the park. Please be patient, as many of the plans are large documents that take some time to open. Plans and projects that are open for public review are listed on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.

Published Plans

Cover of Acadia NP's Foundation Document

Foundation Document

The Foundation Document for Acadia National Park, first published in September 2016, is available for free download online (80 pages, 16.5 MB, PDF, screen reader accessible).

Every unit of the national park system will have a foundational document to provide basic guidance for planning and management decisions—a foundation for planning and management. The core components of a foundation document include a brief description of the park as well as the park’s purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, other important resources and values, and interpretive themes.

The foundation document also includes special mandates and administrative commitments, an assessment of planning and data needs that identifies planning issues, planning products to be developed, and the associated studies and data required for park planning.


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Editorial Resources



You can find most scientific and historical/cultural reports for the park in the IRMA Data Store.


Acadia National Park Reports

Source: Data Store Saved Search 4967 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: May 23, 2022

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