Implementation Plan of Yushan National Park Headquarters, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior
1. Investigation and research into the environmental resources of the park, and establishment of ecological, species and genetic databases to ensure conservation of biodiversity.
2. Investigation into cultural and historical sites and establishment of a historical site database.
3. Production of an audio CD and environmental manual; advocacy of the concept of ecological conservation.
4. The holding of academic seminars to increase publicity for natural ecological conservation in the park and research into cultural sites as well as exchange of research results.
Ⅲ.  Contents of the Plan
A. Ecological Restoration Plan
（I）Affairs of Current Expenditures
1. Research programs: According to the rules for self-conducted research as prescribed by the Ministry of the Interior, individual employees or groups of employees and/or staff of related offices may submit research plans to the operating management of the national park and the native fauna and flora. They
may then publish the research results and apply them in accordance with instructions given by experts and academics.
2. Environmental Monitoring and Establishment of a Database
（1）Monitoring of non-biological factors, including weather data, air quality, air photographs of geological and topographical changes, water quality of rivers and lakes, and soil quality. Separate activities to be conducted to maintain the diversity of species and provide reference sources for operating management.
（2）Long-term monitoring of biological factors indicating changes in the ecological environment in the recreational areas and hiking paths of Yushan National Park.
（3）Establishment of a historical path and site database and planning.
3. Maintenance of the natural habitat and cultural/historic resources, strengthening of conservation patrols and measures to prevent illegal hunting and environmental damage. Control of environmental impact in protected areas, so as to maintain the overall ecological balance.
4. Assignment of external bodies to conduct soil restoration in Yushan National Park , mobilization of the indigenous people to provide assistance in conservation patrols on hiking paths, and increase the frequency and coverage of environmental resource patrols and maintenance.
5. Promotion and review of conservation achievements, coupled with ecological tourism and environmental education.
（1）Integration of the ecological data of Yushan National Park and the fields of the database , and making the information public through the internet.
（2）Compilation of environmental manuals on biodiversity conservation achievements; Inviting famous domestic and foreign scholarsfor academic seminars,so that they may participate in the exchange of research results.
6. Commissioning external organizations to conduct investigations into the biodiversity of Yushan National Park: With high mountains and deep valleys, Yushan National Park possesses a special environment, full of rich resources and diverse fauna and flora. External organizations will be commissioned to undertake a four-year biodiversity investigation into the distribution and habitat of species, cooperating with academic organizations to conduct the first-year integrated investigation. The investigation shall include an estimation of population and research into structures related to heredity. The investigation will be conducted in three sections.
（1）Investigation into animal and plant populations in the east section centered on Walami-Dafen.
（2）Ecosystem research of the high mountains surrounding Guangao Conservation Station
（3）Investigation into the south ecosystem centered on Huigu.
7. Assigning academic institutes to conduct the first-year integrated investigation into the overall ecosystem structure of Yushan, including the high mountains such as Tatajia, Yushan and Yuanfeng, as well as the Nansi Forest Road Ecological Protection Area.
8. Assigning academic institutes to conduct investigation and planning of the operation and management of the environmental resources in the park:
（1）Prehistoric and ethnological research in the east area of Yushan National Park.
（2）Research into the ecology and conservation of the black bear, including the first-year plans for the population, heredity, habitat, eating habits ,and conservation research teams.
（3）Yushan botanical conservation research – establishment of a micro-satellite DNA identification database and integration of the first-year plans of the research teams.
1. Maintenance and improvement plans for existing buildings, facilities, and drainage systems: In order to maintain the normal operation of the existing buildings, facilities, water and power supply, and drainage systems in the park and provide repair funds in response to emergencies, it is planned to conduct facility maintenance, water and power maintenance and emergency repairs in the park in 2006.
2. Coupled with soil restoration, expand the conservation patrols and install monitors  on the controlled sections of the New Central Cross-Island Highway, Southern Cross-Island Highway and forest roads.
B. Landscape Maintenance Plan
1. Improvement of the community environment of indigenous people: In order to improve the living environment of residents around the park, their quality of life, and to enhance community relationships, plans have been made to upgrade the connecting roads in Dongpu and to beautify the Meishan Village environment and Nan’an tribal community environment in 2006.
2. Promotion of high-quality recreational and hiking path networks:Hiking paths, wooden walkways, forest roads, suspension bridges, and lodges will be maintained and improved in order to bring them up to par with nation-wide trail networks and construction plans:
（1）Refitting the hiking paths and wooden walkways along the Yushan - Main Peak - Dongpu line.
（2）Refitting the uphill hiking path systems in Meishan and Tianchi.
（3）Improvement of hiking paths and wooden walkways from Tianchi to Huigu.
（4）Refitting the hiking paths and wooden walkways from Nan’an to Dafeng.
（5）Refitting the hiking paths and wooden walkways from Dafeng to Dashuiku.
3. Providing assistance for local construction and subsidizing townships around National Yushan Park to carry out local grass-roots construction, such as the improvement of roads, greening and beautification of the living environment, and maintenance of public facilities.
C. Environmental Education Plan
1. Continuing to promote and strengthen the volunteer guide institution and attendance examination and evaluation.
2. Education and training of volunteer guides; promotion of biodiversity, environmental education, and seminar activities; and provision of on-the-job training for guides.
3. Production of video/audio media and guidebook series, CDs, manuals, journals, posters, brochures and foldouts.
4. Reinforcement of professional information skills; translation of the guidebook series into English, and the purchase of specialty books and domestic and foreign journals.
5. Conservation and biodiversity education, lectures and public activities for indigenous people around Yushan National Park, environmental excursions for visitors, and environmental education in townships near the park.
6. Increasing and improving the number of bilingual exhibition plates and signs, and upgrading and maintaining video/audio equipment.
7. Updating the contents of the national park multimedia exhibition films.
8. Hosting creative public activities to promote the traditional culture and skills of the indigenous people, and to create a Yushan mountaineering culture.
9. Subsidizing peripheral townships for environmental education activities, extending national park education and promotion of ecological conservation, and making all efforts to encourage people in the area to better cooperate and manage the national park.
Projects related to national park conservation and environmental education: The exhibition facilities and informative signs for hiking paths and recreational areas will be improved in order to enhance the quality of the visitor service center, promotion of mountaineering safety, and emergency prevention. D. Other Operating Management Plans
1. Lectures and seminars on field skills, emergency response, joint drills, personnel training etc.
2. Utilization, control, investigation, design, planning and coordination of the lands in the park.
3. Maintaining the safety of public facilities and buildings; inspecting public safety and drinking water.
4. Management of land resources and leasing of lands for park facilities.
5. Maintaining environmental cleanliness, managing outsourced operations and maintenance of Tatajia and Meishan wastewater treatment works, and maintaining the cleanliness of the mobile toilets.
6. Maintaining normal operation of communications, power and other equipment; maintaing automated systems such as the vehicle counting system, wireless relay stations, and the lodge solar energy power supply system.
7. Maintaining environmental resources, forest fire protection, visitor safety, facility inspection and maintenance, and other patrol, protection and management tasks.
8. Implementation of the water and green construction plan, promotion of domestic tourism development scheme, and planning of environmental tourism researche and activities.
9. Providing a comfortable and safe information area, maintaining the surroundings and facilities of the headquarters, nurturing the green belts, and cleaning the water and power facilities.
10. The headquarters and the visitor service center should follow the domestic tourism development scheme in order to strengthen the management and maintenance of recreational facilities, exhibitions on cultural and natural resources, and the promotion of cultural heritage and ecological resources.
11. Consulting with indigenous peoples, conducting symposia, listening to reports, and garnering responses.
12. Promotion of the emergency medical service scheme for tourist areas, completion of the park’s emergency medical system, and implementation of the medical service plan, purchase of equipment, and training of personnel. Medical personnel are to be stationed at the headquarters.
13. Providing scholarships to assist indigenous children living in the park who are studying at domestic senior high schools, colleges, and universities, in order to improve their competitiveness. In the future, they may become volunteers, joining to promote the conservation of national parks.
14. Visiting American national parks to understand their planning, operation, and management; attending training courses at the American National Park Center in Denver, so as to help our staff in practice.
15. Visiting national parks and other environmentally protected areas in Malaysia and other neighboring countries to understand their facilities and participation of local residents (including indigenous people) in resource utilization.
1. Providing subsidies for the beautification of buildings and advertising amenities in the park according to the Guidelines outlined for the National Park Headquarters, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior to Subsidize Beautification of the Buildings in the Park.
2. Purchasing other related equipment.
3. Purchasing traffic and transportation equipment.