In preparation for the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the National Park Service (NPS) began a boundary adjustment study for Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in 2014. Applying the boundary study criteria identified in National Park Service Management Policies, 2006 (Section 3.5), this study assessed the potential for including lands associated with the Appomattox Campaign fought on the final days of the American Civil War within the boundary of the park. The study also identifies different strategies for protecting these lands and the historic resources located within the boundary adjustment study area.
The Appomattox Campaign is a key series of historic events that lead to the final surrender at Appomattox Court House and is important for understanding the conclusion of the American Civil War. This Boundary Adjustment Study built on the data and information collected during the draft general management planning process, and makes recommendations in a formal decision document as an Environmental Assessment (EA). The final Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Boundary Adjustment -Environmental Assessment is available for public review at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/APCO-BoundaryStudy
Only Congress, through legislated action, or the President, through the use of the Antiquities Act, has the authority to expand the boundary of a national park unit. The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Boundary Adjustment Study - Environmental Assessment will be used to inform decision makers and make recommendations regarding the potential future adjustments to the boundary of the park. Any land considered for possible inclusion within the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park would have to go through a legislted process and lands would only be acquired from donors, willing sellers, or partners.
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