What Is NEPA?
NEPA is the acronym for the National Environmental Policy Act. This act, passed in 1969, laid the foundation for environmental protection in the United States by setting policy goals for the federal government. Two major requirements of the act are that agencies analyze the environmental impacts of federal actions and engage the public in the decision-making process.
Learn more about NEPA:
Denali's NEPA Documents
Plans: Entrance Area to Savage River
Backcountry Management Plan (2006) & Related Documents
This Backcountry Management Plan updates and expands upon the 1976 Backcountry Management Plan and amends the 1986 General Management Plan. The plan's goals are to continue to provide for a range of visitor opportunities in the backcountry, to protect the internationally significant resources of the park and preserve, and to manage growth so that in the long term a greater number of users can experience the park with reduced environmental impacts. The record of decision approving the Final Backcountry Management Plan, General Management Plan Amendment, and Environmental Impact Statement was signed on February 21, 2006.
Documents Concerning Proposals for a Northern Access Route into the Park
Subsistence Plans and Studies
Plans: Kantishna Area
Additional Environmental Assessments (2003 and earlier)
Last updated: October 12, 2017