Planner's Reading Room

 

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.

National Park Service Policies:

National Park Service Directives:

National Environmental Policy Act and Other Environmental Policies:
The following documents provide overviews of both the National Environmental Policy Act and other types of environmental compliance used in park planning:

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and Wilderness Act Information:
The following websites and acts regard the designation of rivers as wild and scenic and lands as wilderness, providing them with special protections:

Historic Preservation Information:
These programs, acts and guidelines inform park planners when preserving historic buildings and grounds:

Public Comments Information:

Transportation Studies:

Design Guides:

Accessibility:

Federal Codes and Policies:

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200
The public information office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific time (closed for lunch). Once connected, dial 3 then 5. If the ranger is already on the line, you'll be returned to the main menu. If the ranger is not there, you can leave a message and we will return your call.

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