Park Planning at Gettysburg

Gettysburg battlefield, buildings, and monuments.
Preservation of the agricultural setting of Gettysburg is an important mission of the National Park Service.

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Managing a park of the significance and scope of Gettysburg National Military Park requires volumes of studies and plans, necessary to guide management decisions to ensure the sustainability and preservation of park resources. The public also has an interest in these documents and periods of public comment are regularly posted on the Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) website. Please visit the PEPC website to learn more about recent studies that directly affect land and resource management at Gettysburg.

Fire Management Plan
This long-range fire management plan (FMP) for Gettysburg National Military Park (GETT) and Eisenhower National Historic Site (EISE) uses the benefits of natural and prescribed fire to achieve desired natural resource conditions in accordance with the Federal Wildland and Prescribed Fire Management Policy (1995, 2001, & 2009). NPS Director's Order #18, Wildland Fire Management (DO-18), requires all Parks units with vegetation capable of sustaining fire to develop a FMP. A combined FMP was developed for both GETT and EISE because the two Parks are contiguous and they are managed by the same NPS staff.
Download the Fire Management Plan here.
Little Round Top Cultural Landscape Report
The incredible events that occurred here during the Battle of Gettysburg and the iconic views that directly contributed to its strategic, cultural and historic significance, make Little Round Top one of the most heavily visited sites within the Gettysburg National Military Park (GNMP).
Download the Little Round Top Cultural Landscape Report here.

Last updated: December 21, 2017

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Gettysburg, PA 17325


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