A multi-year, multi-agency planning process has begun to develop a Monument Management Plan (MMP) for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. As stated in Presidential Proclamation 8335, the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce are required to complete an MMP to guide the management of the monument’s resources. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together in the development of the MMP, and in cooperation with the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.
Planning Update 3 - This update summarizes the comments and questions received and our response. (pdf 3.85 MB)
Planning Update 2 - Public Scoping Meetings for Monument Management Planning Announced (pdf 1.47MB)
Planning Update 1 - Charting a Course for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (pdf 2.8MB)
Federal Register Notice
Notice of Intent - to prepare the Monument Management Plan (April 5, 2011)