Eugene Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Eugene Record of Decision

Eugene District Resource Management Plan Table of Contents:

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Cultural Resources Including Native American Values


Objectives

Identify cultural resource localities and/or manage them for 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 during 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 Eugene District manages 2 cultural resource sites eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Management Action/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, and 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 to increase public awareness and appreciation of cultural resources as part of the "Adventures in the Past" initiative.

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 American Indian tribes so their heritage and religious concerns may be appropriately considered. These tribes include the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

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