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Concrete barracks foundations step down a slight slope in dry grass with the reconstructed Amache water tower rising in the background.

Amache Special Resource Study

The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a Special Resource Study (SRS) of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache. Located about a mile southwest of Granada, Colorado, Amache was one of 10 incarceration sites established during World War II under the War Relocation Authority to illegally detain Japanese Americans forcibly removed from the west coast of the United States under Executive Order 9066. A Special Resource Study applies congressionally-established criteria to evaluate the eligibility of an area for designation as a new unit of the national park system.

Public involvement is a key aspect of the Amache Special Resource Study, and the study team welcomes your thoughts, ideas and feedback. The comment period has been extended through February 15, 2021. There are several ways to submit your comments:

1. Here, by submitting your comments online (click 'Comment Now' below)

2. By emailing the study team directly at:

3. By mailing written comments to the following address:

Attn: Tamara Delaplane
National Park Service
12795 West Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287

Topic Questions are listed below for your consideration in providing comments. Your input is important to us. Thank you for your interest and participation in this important project!
Comment Period: 02/06/2020 - 02/15/2021
Comment period closes Feb 15, 2021
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Topic Questions:
1. What is your vision for preserving Amache? How would you like to see the site managed? What types of activities and experiences do you want to see as part of Amache's future?
2. Do you have any ideas or concerns that the National Park Service should be aware of and/or address in the study process?
3. What objects, buildings, remaining features, values and stories do you believe are most important and why?
4. What do you think differentiates Amache from the other nine Japanese American incarceration camps?
5. Do you have any other ideas or comments you would like to share with us?
Document Content:
Amache-Newsletter_508_2020-0916.pdfAmache-Newsletter_508_2020-0916.pdf   (855.7 KB, PDF file)
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