National Park Service Logo
PEPC Planning, Environment & Public Comment
PEPC Home Documents by Park Policy/Links Park Planning Search Documents
Below is a summary of the key steps in the planning process.
* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define purpose and need
Step 2. Conduct public scoping
Step 3. Develop preliminary alternatives
Step 4. Public review of draft alternatives *
Step 5. Identify preferred alternative
Step 6. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 7. Public review of draft plan/EA
Step 8. Request Regional Director's signature related to findings
Step 9. Refine alternatives