Harriet Beecher Stowe House Special Resource Study
The National Park Service (NPS) was directed by Congress to conduct a Special Resource Study of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Brunswick, Maine. The study, authorized by the United States Congress as part of Public Law 111-11, will help determine whether the Harriett Beecher Stowe House would meet criteria for congressional designation as a unit of the National Park System.
The criteria used by the NPS to determine eligibility for establishment of a potential unit of the National Park System include: national significance, suitability for inclusion within the National Park System, feasibility for inclusion, and the need for NPS management. Please use the "Links" tab on the left to find additional information on the criteria used to evaluate new national parklands.
The Special Resource Study will also address a range of alternatives including any potential roles for the NPS in preservation and interpretation of the resources of the study area. In addition, the study may present alternative management approaches to resource protection that do not involve potential congressional designation as a unit of the National Park System.
The public is encouraged to periodically check back to this webpage for additional information regarding the Harriet Beecher Stowe House Special Resource Study.
Lisa Kolakowsky Smith
National Park Service
200 Chestnut Street, 3rd floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106