Current and Future Planning Projects
Mt. Wanda Planning
Comprehensive Site Management Plan (2023)
The National Park Service (NPS) has completed a comprehensive site management plan for the Mt. Wanda unit of John Muir National Historic Site. Mt. Wanda is a 370-acre part of the historic Martinez ranch where John Muir lived. At Mt. Wanda, visitors can walk in John Muir’s footsteps as they explore, research, and appreciate the wildness of this inspirational landscape. The plan for Mt. Wanda identifies new visitor opportunities and functions, facility needs and resource management strategies, while improving the connectivity of Mt. Wanda to other areas of the park and the broader community.
Finding of No Significant Impact (11/20/2023)
After thorough consideration of the potential for environmental impacts and the comments received, the NPS determined a full environmental impact statement (EIS) was not needed and has released the plan with an associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The NPS selected alternative B from the CSMP/EA for implementation.
Comprehensive Site Management Plan (CSMP)/Environmental Assessment (EA) (5/12/2023 – 6/11/2023)
The NPS completed a 30-day public review period for the CSMP/EA which invited comment on the NPS preferred alternative and environmental impact analysis. The CSMP/EA was developed by the interdisciplinary planning team following their review of public scoping comments and other data gathered during the planning process. The preferred alternative was based on concepts explored in the 2018 Preliminary Alternatives and was similar to the 2022 Proposed Action, but public comment and further exploration of NPS goals and needs resulted in some key changes.
Public Scoping (3/16/2022 - 4/15/2022)
The NPS completed a 30-day public scoping period which invited comment on the proposed action, as described in an electronic newsletter, to help refine a vision for the future of Mt. Wanda and soon to be acquired adjacent lands.
Foundation Document Overview (2015)
Click here to download the John Muir NHS Foundation Document Overview (pdf. 1.1 MB)
Strentzel-Muir Gravesite Plan
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (2017)Click here to view a web version of the FONSI.
For more information about the FONSI document, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 228-8860 or write to: Superintendent, John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553.
Last updated: November 20, 2023