Salem Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan

Salem Record of Decision

Salem District Resource Management Plan Table of Contents:

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Cultural Resources

Including American Indian Values


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 American Indian tribes regarding heritage and religious concerns.

Land Use Allocations

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

The Salem District manages nine cultural resource sites listed or eligible for listing in 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, and packrat middens, and cultural sites that contain information regarding long-term environmental change.

Develop methods for describing past landscapes and the role of humans in shaping those landscapes.

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

Develop educational and interpretive programs to increase public awareness and appreciation of cultural resources and the nation's past, as part of the "Adventures in the Past" initiative.

Work with local American Indian tribes and other interested parties to develop partnerships 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.)

Work with federally recognized American Indian tribes to develop memoranda of understanding so that their heritage and religious concerns may be appropriately considered. These tribes include the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

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