General Management Plan
The National Park Service prepares a General Management Plan (GMP) for each site it manages. The plan guides decisions on development, resource management, and visitor use for the next 15-20 years. Because such decisions have long-term implications, the National Park Service also prepares an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that accompanies the plan to evaluate and disclose the impacts associated with pursuing various management approaches.
The Draft GMP/EIS for the Flight 93 National Memorial was available for public review and comment from June 14, 2006 through August 14, 2006. Comments could be submitted through this website or in writing to the National Park Service project office. A public open house and meeting on the draft document was held on July 20, 2006, at the Shanksville-Stonycreek School in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions of the planning team and to submit written, oral, and videotaped comments. The National Park Service reviewed and addressed the comments and issued the Final GMP/EIS on June 22, 2007. The planning process concluded in July 2007 with the signing of the Record of Decision.
Last updated: May 21, 2022