Planning

3 people canoeing on the Merced River.
Visitors enjoying the Merced River at Yosemite National Park.

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The Denver Service Center (DSC) Planning Division is the largest project implementation office for the National Park Service (NPS) Planning Program. We provide integrated mission-based park planning throughout the national park system. We undertake trackable planning processes to produce documents that assist NPS staff to make decisions that preserve natural and cultural resources while providing for excellent visitor experiences.

In fiscal year 2018, the Planning Division managed more than 200 projects. The division offers more than 50 types of products and services such as foundation documents, site specific plans, general management plans, comprehensive river management plans, wilderness stewardship plans, special resource studies, and commercial services plans.


Our Mission
Collaboratively, the DSC Planning Division advances the stewardship of resources and visitor experiences by providing servicewide planning expertise and products for parks and programs.


Last updated: April 30, 2019