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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. You can learn more about Amache and the special resource study underway through the study newsletter (link at the bottom of this page) or by watching a recording of the presentation given at the virtual public meeting hosted on July 25, 2020.

Link to Amache presentation video:

Engagement is welcome and encouraged from Amache survivors and descendants, as well as any member of the public with an interest in Amache. The comment period has been extended through April 30, 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:

Amache Special Resource Study
National Park Service
12795 West Alameda Parkway
PO Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287

In your comments, we are particularly interested to hear your thoughts and ideas about one or more of the following questions listed below. We welcome all feedback on Amache and its potential designation as a unit of the national park system.

Your input is important to us. Thank you for your interest and participation in this important project!
Comment Period: 02/06/2020 - 04/30/2021
Comment period closes Apr 30, 2021
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Topic Questions:
1. What do you value most about Amache? This can include objects, buildings, remaining features, values or stories that you believe are most important.
2. 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?
3. Do you have any ideas or concerns that the National Park Service should be aware of and/or address in the study process?
4. What do you think differentiates Amache from the other Japanese American incarceration camps and sites?
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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