Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Volumes 1 and 2, Glacier National Park, 1999
The GMP involves a management strategy designed to guide current and future management decisions. Geographic areas and management zones, which are described in detail in the document, provide the foundation for this strategy. Six geographic areas, each with its own management philosophy, are described. The description includes managment zones for each area in which various levels of development and types of activities are permitted. The document contains an array of information about park resources, as well as an analysis of possible impacts to those resources.
The Record of Decision (ROD) is a statement of the decisions made as a result of the analysis undertaken in the EIS, including consideration of public input.
Mary Riddle, Planning and Compliance
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park's Final General Management Plan (GMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of 1999 guides the management of the park. Under the plan, the park is managed so that its classic western national park character is retained. The GMP ensures that large portions of the park are managed for their wild character and for the integrity of Glacier's unique natural and cultural heritage, while retaining traditional visitor services and facilities. Visitor use is managed to preserve resources, but a broad range of opportunities are provided for people to experience, understand, study, and enjoy the park.