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Cultural Resource Management Plan

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Isle Royale National Park is continuing work on the Cultural Resources Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (CRMP/EIS). Check back often for updates and documents for review.

The CRMP/EIS will address the general management, preservation, public use, and interpretation of cultural resources island-wide. The process is expected to take several years. The National Park Service formed an interdisciplinary planning team to produce the plan in consultation with the public, tribal and state governments, and other interested parties.

Isle Royale's cultural resources reflect 4500 years of human endeavor and include: prehistoric mining and occupation sites, American Indian and Euro-American historic mining and fishery sites, lighthouses, shipwrecks, and historic resorts and summer homes. They demonstrate a complex interaction of people and the role they played in shaping the human and physical landscapes on Isle Royale. Presently, the National Park Service manages its cultural resources according to directives defined in the Park's General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS 1998) without specific guidance for a number of cultural resource themes and topics. The proposed Cultural Resources Management Plan and accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) seeks to define sustainable management practices for all significant cultural resources found on Isle Royale, including archeological sites, cultural landscapes, historic structures, ethnographic resources, and museum objects.

The Notice of Intent (NOI) for the CRMP/EIS is posted as a separate document and on the following website:
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/03/15/2013-06001/notice-of-intent-to-prepare-a-cultural-resources-management-planenvironmental-impact-statement-for

Planning and legislation documents relevant to the CRMP are available on the main Isle Royale website at: http://www.nps.gov/isro/parkmgmt/planning.htm


Primary Contacts for CRMP:

Phyllis Green - Superintendent
Isle Royale National Park
800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1895

Liz Valencia: Chief of Interpretation and Cultural Resources
Isle Royale National Park
800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1895
906.487.7153 (Houghton)
906.487.7170 (fax)
liz_valencia@nps.gov

Seth DePasqual: Cultural Resource Manager, NEPA Specialist
Isle Royale National Park
800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1895
906.487.7146 (Houghton)
906.487.7170 (fax)
seth_c_depasqual@nps.gov