The Finding of No Significant Impact for the plan selected to guide the redevelopment of visitor facilities in the Crystal Cave area of Sequoia National Park has been approved by the National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director. Implementation will proceed this spring/summer.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define project goals and objectives, and purpose and need
Step 2. Conduct internal scoping with park staff to determine initial issues
Step 3. Conduct external public scoping
Step 4. Evaluate public scoping comments and identify issues and alternatives
Step 5. Develop alternatives
Step 6. Analyze the environmental effects of the alternatives
Step 7. Select environmentally preferred alternative
Step 8. Prepare environmental assessment
Step 9. Public review of environmental assessment
Step 10. Analyze public comments
Step 11. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 12. Release final plan/decision document to the public *
Step 13. Initiate project in phased approach