Environmental Management

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

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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.

Read more about Environmental Management Program Standards (PDF 313 KB).

Environmental Audits

Environmental Audit Information
Program Chat on Environmental Audits - Presentation (PDF 639 KB)
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)
Environmental Management Program Sample (PDF 228 KB)

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)

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    Last updated: March 3, 2020