The National Park Service is required by the NPS Organic Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to plan and make informed decisions that help preserve park resources and values. The NPS carries out this responsibility by preparing studies and involving the public before making decisions that will affect the environment.

Aerial view of boardwalk on inland side of Atlantic shoreline.
NPS NEPA Policy & Guidance

Learn more about NPS NEPA policy and guidance, including the NPS NEPA Handbook implementing Director's Order 12.

Last updated: February 26, 2018


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