DSC Planning

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

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The DSC Planning Division is the largest project implementation office for the 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 2016, the Planning Division managed more than 170 projects valued at more than $9 million with an 89 percent obligation rate. We produce a wide range of planning documents 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: July 24, 2018