This planning process builds upon previous park planning guidance through identification of ongoing visitor use and resource monitoring. The concepts and strategies are designed to ensure high-quality visitor experiences and to restore and protect park resources in wilderness and backcountry areas. The National Park Service is seeking public input to help in establishing a Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan for Channel Islands National Park.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Initiate backcountry and wilderness management planning process
Step 2. Host public listening sessions and request feedback during the public input period *
Step 3. Incorporate feedback and develop management strategies and actions
Step 4. Draft the wilderness and management plan
Step 5. Conduct compliance, if applicable
Step 6. Request feedback from the public on the strategies proposed in the plan and associated compliance
Step 7. Prepare the final plan
Step 8. Release the final plan to the public