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Eureka Dunes in Death Valley Wilderness Yosemite wilderness photo taken on a trans-Sierra Nevada ski patrol outing Wonder Lake and Mt. McKinley at Denali National Park and Preserve Cloudy Sunset at Guadalupe Mountain National Park Desert landscape and clouds lit by the setting sun in the Death Valley Wilderness

Environmental Quality's Mission

The Environmental Quality Division provides technical and policy expertise to support parks in environmental planning and in addressing incident-caused resource injuries.

Helping Parks Plan, Protect, and Restore

The Environmental Quality Division supports the nearly 400 units of the National Park System, which include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, and scenic rivers and trails. The division assists in management planning, coordinates spill response activities, helps in damage assessment and restoration of injured park resources, provides social science expertise, and coordinates reviews of other federal agency actions that may impact park resources. These environmental services help ensure that the National Park Service meets its mission to preserve park resources and values for the enjoyment of future generations.

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Park Planning

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The National Park Service's Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) system is a web-based application used for NPS National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planning and project tracking. Learn more...

Public Use Statistics


The Public Use Statistics Office, based in Denver, Colorado, coordinates visitor counting protocols Systemwide and provides visitation statistics and forecasts for areas administered by the National Park Service. Learn more...

Last Updated: April 25, 2012