Current Olympic National Park Planning Projects
Current park planning documents are posted on the Olympic National Park pages at the National Park Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website.

Tent camping in the Wilderness
Wilderness Stewardship Plan/EIS

The purpose of this Wilderness Stewardship Plan (WSP) is to guide the preservation, management, and use of park wilderness to ensure that it

Invasive Mountain Goat Wallowing
Mountain Goat Management/EIS

The purpose in taking action is to allow the NPS to reduce or eliminate impacts to park resources from exotic mountain goats, while reducing

Enchanted Valley Chalet in the Quinault River Valley
Enchanted Valley Chalet/EA

This planning effort will determine the final location for the Enchanted Valley Chalet.


Completed ONP Planning Projects

Olympic National Park General Management Plan

Completed in August 2008, the General Management Plan establishes a vision for managing Olympic National Park for the next 15 to 20 years and aims to protect natural and cultural resources while improving visitor experiences.

Key points include:

  • Maintaining access to existing developed areas, park trails, campgrounds, and facilities.
  • Seeking additional partnerships to help provide enhanced visitor access and enjoyment (e.g. alternative transit options, expanded interpretive and educational opportunities) and better protection of sensitive resources;
  • Boundary adjustments through willing sellers only, or land exchanges to incorporate sensitive resource areas within the park (e.g. fish habitat, wetlands);
  • Continued protection of wilderness, natural and cultural resources.

Olympic National Park Foundation Document

Every unit of the national park system will have a foundational document to provide
basic guidance for planning and management decisions—a foundation for planning and
management. The core components of a foundation document include a brief description
of the park as well as the park’s purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values,
and interpretive themes. The foundation document also includes special mandates and
administrative commitments, an assessment of planning and data needs that identifies planning issues, planning products to be developed, and the associated studies and data required for park planning. Along with the core components, the assessment provides a focus for park planning activities and establishes a baseline from which planning documents are developed.

Last updated: June 7, 2024

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