NEW: National Park Seeks Public Input
The National Park Service is preparing a document for the planning and management of the Shenandoah National Park that will focus on the park’s core purpose and significance, its most important resources and values, and its interpretive themes.
It is not a decision-making document and does not include actions or management strategies. Instead, it describes a shared understanding of what is most important about the park, according to a press release.
The document will reestablish the underlying guidance for future management and planning decisions for the park. Preparing the document is the first step for considering SNP’s future planning and study needs, since many of the park’s original planning documents are out dated.
Members of the public are invited to help identify the park's most pressing threats and its greatest opportunities. To submit feedback, go to http://parkplanning.nps.gov/shen by April 4.