Park Planning

Park planning helps define which types of resource conditions, visitor experiences, and management actions will best achieve the mandate to preserve resources unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

Units of the national park system use planning to bring logic, analysis, public involvement, and accountability into the decision-making process.

At Fort Vancouver NHS, park planning and decision-making is conducted as a continuous, dynamic cycle, from broad visions shared with the public to individual, annual work assignments and evaluations.

Several of the park's management planning documents are available online; please click on one of the links below to view a specific document.

We are currently in the process of ensuring that all of the uploaded management documents on our website are fully accessible and compliant with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. As documents are processed for accessibility, they will be posted here.

To report any issues with downloading or accessibility of the resources on this page, please email us.


General Planning

Fort Vancouver NHS General Management Plan 2003 & McLoughlin House Unit Management Plan 2007 (PDF, 34,316 KB)

This planning document describes a vision for the next 15 to 20 years of park management and is the lead planning document for the park.

Fort Vancouver NHS Master Plan (1969) (online book)

This foundational document describes the national historic site's surrounding areas, resources, and future plans, as they were at the time of the plan's writing.

Vancouver Barracks

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Errata for the East and South Barracks Master Plan (2012) (PDF, 1,444 KB)

This is the signed, final copy of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the "East and South Vancouver Barracks Draft Master Plan and Environmental Assessment." This document summarizes the preferred alternative presented in the Master Plan, public comments and responses, and prsents all final edits as Errata.

Cultural Resources

Fort Vancouver NHS Cultural Landscape Report, Volumes 1 and 2 (1992) (online book)

This report describes the national historic site's surrounding landscape and vegetation from a cultural and historical perspective.

Fort Vancouver NHS Historic Structures Report, Historical Data, Volumes 1 and 2 (1976) (online book)

This report describes the history and location, construction details, furnishings, and recommendations for reconstruction for several buildings inside the reconstructed Fort Vancouver.

Administrative History

Fort Vancouver NHS Administrative History (1993) (online book)

This administrative history details the creation of the national park, its legislative history, site planning and development, cultural resource management, and the history of its park staff and administration.

Last updated: December 29, 2017

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