A lot of planning is done to preserve and protect the resources at Homestead National Monument. Learn about what we are doing to manage our natural and cultural resources.
Documents Open for Public Review
Other Plans and Projects
An archive of completed projects as well as projects without documents open for comment may be found on the PEPC website.
Natural Resource Management
Managing the restored tallgrass prairie and woodland ecosystems at Homestead National Monument is an ongoing process. We maintain and learn about these environments by surveying species present, monitoring nonnative species, conducting prescribed burns, monitoring water quality, monitoring the soundscape of the park, conducting night sky research and more.
Cultural Resource Management
Homestead National Monument of America currently has over 9,000 archeological artifacts, over 7,000 historical objects, almost 1,000 scientific specimens and over 43,000 archival documents or 26.9 linear feet. The total collection size for Homestead National Monument of America is over 60,000 items. The proper management and storage of these items is an essential part of our Cultural Resource Management Program.
Click here to learn about our collection and what we do to preserve our precious cultural resources.
Did You Know?
The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! More...