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Finding aid for the Division of Resource Management and Science Records
SEKI 22369  
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Description
Records generated within the organizational divisions of Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park concerning Park management, planning and development.
Background
By the 1930s, the Parks' superintendent was beginning to grapple with the complexities of park resource management. Under John R. White, Sequoia was one of the first parks to address the cumulative effect of visitation and development on the ecosystems the Parks were meant to protect. Following the publication of the Leopold Report in 1963, Park staff began to include larger numbers of ecologists, biologists, and botanists, and a wide range of research projects were undertaken. In 1976, the Division of Natural Resources Management was established out of the consolidation of work functions drawn from throughout the Parks' administration.
Extent
50 linear feet.
Restrictions
Many collections are former federal government records and are in the public domain. Other collections are from private sources; copyright has been transferred to the NPS on most. Some collections have publication restrictions. Researchers are required to properly credit all materials used. The researcher assumes responsibility for acquiring copyright permissions when needed.
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment.