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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Advisory Commission Sets Goals

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Date: April 24, 2008
Contact: Tom Baker, Management Assistant, (906) 337-1104 ext. 131

(Calumet, MI) The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission has released its draft strategic planning goals for public comment. The Advisory Commission was established in the park's 1992 enabling legislation (Public Law 102-543) as a permanent operating commission charged with advising and assisting the National Park Service in the management of Keweenaw NHP. The seven-member citizens' panel works beyond the park’s formal boundaries to assist non-federal partners throughout the four-county area that comprises the Copper Country.

Working from the Commission's mission and vision statements, the document outlines five primary goals and corresponding objectives. The document may be accessed directly through the park's website at: www.nps.gov/kewe/parkmgmt/commission-strategic-plan.htm.

The document is also available in hard copy format at the park’s temporary offices on the second floor of the Merchants & Miners Building located at the corner of Fifth and Portland Streets in historic downtown Calumet. The offices offer universal access via an elevator from the street-level first floor. An electronic file is available by email. It is available in either MS Word or PDF formats.

The Commission is seeking public comment on the document prior to finalizing and publication. Comments may be submitted to Advisory Commission Chair Kim Hoagland by email or by postal mail to: Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, P.O. Box 471, Calumet, MI 49913. Comments will be accepted through June 30, 2008. For more information contact Management Assistant Tom Baker at 337-1104 ext. 131.

 

Did You Know?

Miners pose outside the #5 Tamarack Mine shaft in this 1908 photograph by Adolph F. Isler. Keweenaw NHP Archives.

The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan was home to one of our nation's first mineral rushes. Prospectors seeking copper travelled there in the middle 1840's, a few years before the "49'ers" sought gold out west. The story of this rush is told today at Keweenaw National Historical Park.