The Finger Lakes NHA Feasibility Study was initiated in 2019 by the NPS Region 1/North Atlantic-Appalachian with assistance from NPS staff in the Washington Office and Denver Service Center. The study is complete and has been transmitted to Congress by the Secretary of the Department of the Interior.

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Step 1. Information Gathering and Civic Engagement
Step 2. National Heritage Area Criteria Analysis
Step 3. Prepare Study Document
Step 4. Submit Study Document to NPS and DOI Leadership for Review
Step 5. Secretary of the Interior Transmits Study to Congress *