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
Federal Law Specific to Historic Preservation
These programs, acts and guidelines inform park planners when preserving historic buildings and grounds:
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
Wilderness Act Information
National Environmental Policy Act and Other Environmental Policies
National Park Service Directives and Policies
The National Park Service has several sources of detailed written guidance to help managers make day-to-day decisions. The primary source of guidance is the 2006 edition of Management Policies, which is also the foremost element of the Service’s directives system (Chapter 2 on Park System Planning is especially useful). Other elements include Director's Orders, Handbooks and Reference Manuals.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon Plans & Policies
Last updated: June 30, 2022