National Park Management Plans

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Every National Park has a National Park Management Plan. This document is probably the most important for the National Park. It sets out how a range of organisations will work together to achieve shared objectives for the future management of the National Park.

Each Management Plan will look 5-10 years ahead. It will establish shared objectives and priorities and influence not only the work of the National Park Authority (NPA), but also a host of organisations that the Authorities work alongside. So the Plans are for the National Park as a whole, not the NPA specifically. In some National Parks, this is reflected by them being referred to as National Park Partnership Plans.