The Finger Lakes NHA Feasibility Study was initiated in 2019 by the NPS Region 1/North Atlantic-Appalachia and is ongoing with assistance from local NPS staff and those in the Washington Office, and Denver Service Center. The study is in draft and under review by National Park Service and Department of the Interior Leadership.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
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