Planning References

Planning and compliance efforts are guided by a variety of official National Park Service documents as well as scientific research, design guidelines and supporting legislation. These references are provided to assist with public participation.

Federal Laws & Legislation

National Park Service Organic Act of 1916
Sequoia and Kings Canyon Enabling Legislation

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Wild and Scenic River Act 1968
Wild and Scenic Rivers web site

Wilderness Act Information

Wilderness Act of 1964
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (John Krebs Wilderness)
California Wilderness Act of 1984

National Environmental Policy Act and Other Environmental Policies

NEPA Policy
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

National Park Service Directives

Directors Orders (DO) | Reference Manual (RM)
Director's Orders
DO #2 - Park Planning. Note this Order is now superseded by Chapter 2 of Management Policies 2006.
DO #12 - Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making
Handbook for Environmental Impact Analysis
DO #28 and Reference Manual #28 - Cultural Resources
NPS 28 - Cultural Resources Management Guideline
DO #41 - Wilderness Management
RM #41 - Wilderness Management
DO #75A - Civic Engagement and Public Involvement
NPS 75 - Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring
DO #77 & RM #77: Natural Resources

Sequoia and Kings Canyon Plans & Policies

General Management Plan
Superintendent's Compendium
Natural Resources Management Plan

National Park Service Policies

Management Policies 2006
Includes chapters on natural, cultural and Wilderness resources. Chapter 2 on Park System Planning is especially useful.

Historic Preservation Information

These programs, acts and guidelines inform park planners when preserving historic buildings and grounds:
Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS/CRGIS)
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA)
Preservation Standards and Guidelines
Historic Sites Act of 1935
Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA)

Last updated: September 6, 2017

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