NPS Tule Lake management plan meetings

Tule Lake - CA


by NPS
1-6-2017

The National Park Service will hold three more public meetings to share the general management plan for the Tule Lake Unit. Virtual meetings will be held online on January 10 and 18, 2017. The virtual meeting on January 18 will also be hosted by The Japanese American Association of New York. In addition, a final public meeting will be held on January 18 in Tulelake, CA. See below for more information.

These meetings are an opportunity to talk with National Park Service staff working on the Tule Lake Unit and to discuss the plan. These meetings represent the "public review" stage for the plan. All interested in attending are welcome. The public comment period will close on February 10, 2017.

The Tule Lake Unit General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment provides long-term guidance for how the National Park Service will develop and manage the unit, and how the stories of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II will be told at Tule Lake.

The Tule Lake Unit preserves the site of the Tule Lake Segregation Center, which was one of 10 camps where 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. Designated in 2008 by President George W. Bush, the purpose of the Tule Lake Unit is to preserve, study, and interpret the history and setting of the incarceration of Japanese Americans at Tule Lake. Between 1942 and 1946, over 29,000 people of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated there, and two-thirds of those incarcerated at Tule Lake were US citizens.

"The National Park Service is thrilled to be presenting the plan to the public, and especially to those who experienced the World War II incarceration at Tule Lake and the local Klamath Basin community. This moment changes the narrative for Tule Lake; it pivots us to the future of what the site will look like and the lessons visitors will learn regarding Tule Lake's unique and long contested history. We're eager to hear what the public thinks about the National Park Service's plan for the Tule Lake Unit, and we hope people will attend the meetings and engage in the discussion about Tule Lake's future," says Lawrence Whalon, Superintendent of the Tule Lake Unit and Lava Beds National Monuments.

Current information relevant to the plan and the Tule Lake Unit is available at nps.gov/tule. Comments may be submitted online or may be sent to [email protected]. The public comment period will close on February 10, 2017

SCHEDULE OF JANUARY PUBLIC MEETINGS

VIRTUAL MEETING 1
Tuesday, January 10, 10 am - 12 pm (PST)
Follow this link to join: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/485246109
Phone (toll-free): 1-877-309-2070 
Access Code: 485-246-109 

VIRTUAL MEETING 2 *
Wednesday, January 18, 6 - 8 pm (EST) / 3 - 5 pm (PST)
Follow this link to join: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/521476477 
Phone (toll-free): 1-877-568-4106 
Access Code: 521-476-477
* Note that this meeting will also be hosted by
The Japanese American Association of New York
49 W. 45th Street, 11th Floor

IN-PERSON MEETING
Wednesday, January 18, 6 - 8 pm (PST)
TULELAKE, CA
Tulelake City Hall
591 Main Street



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