Environmental Management

people in a canoe on a lake
Canoeing on Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park

NPS Photo

An Environmental Management Program (EMP) achieves the following objectives:

  • Complying with all applicable laws pertaining to the protection of human health and the environment
  • Incorporating best management practices in these areas of concessions:
    • Operation
    • Construction
    • Maintenance
    • Acquisition
    • Provision of visitor services
    • Other activities under a concession contract

Concessioners should develop, document, implement and fully comply with the EMP in all activities with potential environmental impacts.

Healthy Foods

Using Non-Approved Foods and Produce Sources
Backcountry Healthy and Sustainable Food Choices (PDF 911 KB)
Front Country Healthy and Sustainable Food Choices (PDF 356 KB)

The following are available upon request:
Food for the Parks: Case Studies of Sustainable Food
Food for the Parks: A Roadmap to Success Toolkit
Healthy Foods Self Assessment

Environmental Audits

Environmental Management Program Sample (PDF 309 KB)
Environmental Audit Information
Program Chat on Environmental Audits - Presentation (PDF 639 KB)
Hotlines
Underground Injection Control Guidance (PDF 237 KB)
Program Chat on Environmental Audits - Presentation (PDF 645 KB)
Program Chat on Environmental Audits - Transcript (PDF 88 KB)


The following are available upon request:
NPS Environmental Audit Program EnviroCheck Sheets
CPS Environmental Audit Program EnviroCheck Sheets

Other Environmental Management Tools

Greening Opportunities for Guides and Outfitters (PDF 824 KB)
Green Rides Toolkit
Underground Storage Tanks Operator State Training Requirements (PDF 484 KB)

The following are available upon request:
NPS National Clean Marina Guide

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    Last updated: August 10, 2018