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Panoramic view of Tule Lake Segregation Center, 1946. Photographer R.H. Ross, WRA

Tule Lake Unit General Management Plan

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A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Friends,

I would like to personally thank each and every one of you who provided comments about the future of the Tule Lake Unit as part of the public review of the Tule Lake Unit General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment.

Your comments, whether in person at a public meeting or in writing, were insightful, passionate, and will ultimately help to navigate Tule Lake's future. We received hundreds of diverse comments on topics ranging from personal stories of people who were incarcerated at Tule Lake, to the treatment of the historic buildings at the Segregation Center, to public access on the Peninsula, to concerns about local land uses and boundaries. We've posted the public meeting notes online for viewing, and you can access them at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/TuleLakePublicMeetingNotes or by selecting the "Document List" link to the left on your screen.

The National Park Service is committed to protecting the Tule Lake Unit sites and interpreting Tule Lake's important histories and lessons. We are also committed to being good neighbors to our friends in the local Newell and Tulelake areas. As we embark on the implementation of the plan, we will continue to reach out to you and to communities with a vested interest in the future of the Tule Lake Unit.

We intend to complete the plan in fall 2017. The National Park Service will provide formal responses to all substantive comments and identify any changes to the final plan. The completion of the planning process will be widely announced, and final documents will be publicly available.

If you have any questions or concerns about this effort, please do not hesitate to contact me at tule_superintendent@nps.gov.

Your investment in this process continues to enrich the planning efforts for Tule Lake.

Sincerely,

Lawrence J. Whalon, Jr.
Superintendent
Tule Lake Unit, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument



Contact Information
Lawrence J. Whalon, Jr.
Superintendent
Tule Lake Unit and Lava Beds NM
(530) 667-8101

Anna Tamura
GMP Project Manager
Pacific West Regional Office
(206) 220-4157