The National Park Service released Acadia National Park's Foundation Document online on Tuesday, October 3rd. The Foundation Document first published in 2016, serves as the underlying guidance for all management and planning decisions in Acadia.

The document describes the core mission of the Park by identifying its purpose, significance, fundamental and important resources and values, interpretive themes, planning needs, special mandates and administrative commitments.

The Foundation Document also identifies conditions, threats and issues facing Acadia's key resources and values and identifies and prioritizes plans and studies needed for the Park.

To download the Foundation Document Click HERE (80 page pdf file), or you may view it below.