Wilderness Stewardship Plan
From October 3, 2012 through November 19, 2012, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks sought public input on preliminary draft alternatives for a Wilderness Stewardship Plan. We received 186 individual responses and we are currently analyzing these comments and revising the alternatives. In April, the full text of the public comments, and a summary report, will be available on this website under "Document List."
The revised alternatives will be presented in a draft Wilderness Stewardship Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DWSP/DEIS) later this year. Topics which will likely be addressed in the plan include: day and overnight use; permitting and quotas; party sizes; campfires; food storage; camping and campsites; human waste management; pack stock and grazing management; scientific research; natural and cultural resource management; maintenance of signs, trails, bridges, and other recreational infrastructure; administrative infrastructure; education and outreach; the extent to which commercial services are necessary to fulfill the purposes of wilderness; and frontcountry support facilities.
If you would like to be included on the parks' mailing list for this project, please contact the Environmental Compliance and Planning Office at the below address, and let them know whether you want notification of the release of the DWSP/DEIS (by email or letter), or if you would like a CD or printed copy when it is release for public review. The full DWSP/DEIS will be available electronically on this website.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Attn: Wilderness Stewardship Plan
47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271