Coos Bay Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Coos Bay Record of Decision

Coos Bay District Resource Management Plan Table of Contents:

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- Appendices

Cultural Resources Including American Indian Values


Objectives

Identify cultural resource localities and manage them for public, scientific, and cultural heritage purposes.

Conserve and protect designated cultural resources for future generations.

Support ecosystem management by providing information on long-term environmental change and the interactions between humans and the environment in the past.

Continue to fulfill government-to-government and trust responsibilities to appropriate American Indian tribes regarding heritage and religious concerns.

Land Use Allocations

Sites with significant values will be protected from management actions and from vandalism to the extent possible. Cultural resource sites are not mapped in this plan or described in detail due to the sensitivity of resource values.

The Coos Bay District manages five cultural resource sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

Management Actions/Direction

Evaluate cultural resource sites to determine their potential for contributing to public, cultural heritage, and/or scientific purposes.

Investigate landscape features such as bogs, ponds, packrat middens, and cultural sites that contain information regarding long-term environmental change.

Develop mechanisms for describing past landscapes and the role of humans in shaping those landscapes,

Address the management of cultural resources through watershed analyses and project plans.

Develop educational and interpretive programs—as part of the Adventures in the Past initiative—to increase public awareness and appreciation of cultural resources.

Develop partnerships with local American Indian tribes and other interested parties to accomplish cultural resource objectives.

Take appropriate law enforcement or other actions when necessary to protect cultural resources. Such actions may include physical protection measures such as riprapping and barrier installations to reduce deterioration.

Develop memoranda of understanding with federally recognized Indian tribes and other Indian groups to provide for appropriate consideration of their heritage and religious concerns. These groups may include the Coquille Indian Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indian.

Acquire significant cultural resource properties for public, cultural heritage, and scientific purposes.