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Additional Resources

The WRD Planning program works closely to support the Park Planning and Special Studies office in their planning programs and to represent water interests in national planning activities. WRD staff participate on the national Planning Leadership Group helping to develop direction, guidance, and standards to address park planning needs.

Many planning processes are required to follow the National Environmental Policy Act which mandates the involvement of the public—park visitors, partners, state and tribal agencies, and many other stakeholders. To enable this process, the NPS created the Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) website where anyone can learn about and comment on current planning efforts in parks.

Last Updated: November 05, 2014