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Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

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Excerpt from the Executive Summary:
The park's Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan (SETP) includes findings from the self-evaluation process, as well as a plan for improving accessibility parkwide. The Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan resulted from the work of an NPS interdisciplinary team, including planning, design, and construction professionals; and interpretive, resource, visitor safety, maintenance, and accessibility specialists. Site plans, photographs, and specific actions for identified park areas were developed. Associated time frames and implementation strategies were established to assist NPS park staff in scheduling and performing required actions and to document completed work. Park policies, practices, communication, and training needs were also addressed. The goals of the plan are to 1) document existing park barriers to accessibility for people with disabilities, 2) provide an effective approach for upgrading facilities, services, activities, and programs, and 3) instill a culture around creating universal access.

The following are the key park experiences and associated park areas addressed in the transition plan:

1) Geologic features and processes of Great Basin National Park.
2) Human history extending back to the Paleo-Indians; includes American Indians, mining, and ranching history.
3) Diverse wildlife and natural ecosystems, such as forests, alpine tundra, and caves.
4) Expansive scenic views and landscapes.
5) Outdoor, land-based recreation, such as camping, picnicking, hiking, bird-watching and fishing.
6) Bristlecone pine forests and viewing of some of the oldest trees in the world.
7) One of the darkest night skies in the country.

Contact Information
Anita Hansen
100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, Nevada 89311