. Table J. Management Options to Protect Bliliou WWII Historic Sites, and a Portion of the Rock Islands

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NO PARK ESTABLISHED

 

Modify existing National Historic Landmark to reduce the boundary to include only the most significant sites or features deleting other areas so as not to preempt other vital land uses, either existing or potential. 

OPTION C

 

Utilize the modified National Historical Landmark boundary to establish a Bliliou State Historical Park and/or establish a sample of internationally significant Rock Islands as a state park each administered by the individual States of the Republic of Palau. 

OPTION D

 

Utilize the modified National Historical Landmark boundary to establish as a Bliliou National Historical Park administered by the Republic of Palau. 

OPTION E

 

Utilize the modified National Historical Landmark boundary to establish as a Bliliou National Historical Park in association with the U. S. National Park Service.

OPTION F

 

Utilize the modified National Historical Landmark boundary and add a sample of Palau's internationally significant Rock Islands to the proposal to establish a Bliliou-Chelbacheb National Park administered by the Republic of Palau. 

OPTION G

 

Utilize the modified National Historical Landmark boundary and add a sample of Palau's internationally significant Rock Islands to the proposal to establish a Bliliou-Chelbacheb National Park in association with the U. S. National Park Service.

 

NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT HISTORIC SITES 

 

All developments only within the newly defined landmark boundary funded by U. S. or Palau must be reviewed to mitigate damage to the landmark. 

 

State park designation would likely specify that historic sites must be protected. 

 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve significant historic places in perpetuity. 

 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve significant historic places in perpetuity. 

 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve significant historic places in perpetuity. 

 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve significant historic places in perpetuity.

NATIVE TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS

            no effect

State Park designation sometimes offers protection to native ecosystems. 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve native ecosystems. 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve native ecosystems. 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve native ecosystems. 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve native ecosystems.

MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

            no effect

State park designation would likely specify that marine ecosystems must be protected. 

           no effect

          no effect 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve marine ecosystems. 

National Park status and management is known world-wide as the best guarantee to preserve marine ecosystems.

EDUCATION, INTERPRETATION, OR EXPLANATION TO RESIDENTS AND VISITORS

              none

Park guides would offer some visitor orientation. 

Park history guides on Bliliou, a visitor center, and the National Museum on Oreor would offer visitor interpretation. 

Park history guides on Bliliou, a visitor center, and the National Museum on Oreor would offer visitor interpretation. 

Park history guides on Bliliou, a visitor center, and the National Museum on Oreor would offer visitor interpretation. 

Park history guides on Bliliou, a visitor center, and the National Museum on Oreor would offer visitor interpretation.

TOURIST INDUSTRY

Identifies historic sites for preservation.  These sites draw some visitors to Palau and entice all to stay longer.

Designates a visitor attraction and provides information to tourists.  Results in some people staying longer to visit this state park. 

Designates a visitor attraction and provides information to tourists.  Results in some people visiting Palau and others staying longer to visit the national park. 

Designates a visitor attraction and provides information to tourists.  Results in some people visiting Palau and others staying longer to visit the national park. 

Designates a "world class" national park which attracts visitors in its own right and encourages nearly all visitors to stay longer in Palau. 

Designates a "world class" national park which attracts visitors in its own right and encourages nearly all visitors to stay longer in Palau.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM U. S. FOR PARK OPERATIONS

        no potential

        no potential

        no potential

If Palau would establish a national park with their lands to preserve a place of great importance in U. S. history, then a compelling case can be made for the U. S. to assist with operations costs. 

        no potential

If Palau would establish a national park with their lands to preserve a place of great importance in U. S. history and a natural resource of international significance, then a compelling case can be made for the U. S. to assist with operations costs.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM U. S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

        no potential

        no potential

        no potential

If Palau would establish a national park with their lands to preserve a place of great U. S. importance, then U. S. National Park Service would provide technical assistance. 

        no potential

If Palau would establish a national park with their lands and waters to preserve a place of great U. S. and international importance, then U. S. National Park Service would provide technical assistance.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND GRANT ASSISTANCE FROM U. S.

This National Register site is eligible for grant funding from the U. S. 

This National Register site is eligible for grant funding from the U. S. 

This National Register site is eligible for grant funding from the U. S. 

This National Register site is eligible for grant funding from the U. S. 

This National Register site (Peleliu Battlefield NHL) is eligible for grant funding from the U. S. 

This National Register site (Peleliu Battlefield NHL) is eligible for grant funding from the U. S.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM PALAU NATIONAL GOVERNMENT FOR PARK OPERATIONS

              none

            unlikely

    high potential

            probable

    high potential

probable

RECREATION USE OF OCEAN, BEACHES, SCENIC SPACE FOR PALAUAN RESIDENTS

            no effect

            no effect

Preserves White, Orange, Scarlet, and Purple Beaches for public use. 

Preserves White, Orange, Scarlet, and Purple Beaches for public use. 

Preserves White, Orange, Scarlet, and Purple Beaches and part of Rock Islands for public use. 

Preserves White, Orange, Scarlet, and Purple Beaches and part of Rock Islands for public use.

RESTITUTION TO LOCAL CLAN OR VILLAGE FOR USE OF LAND OR WATERS

              none

      probably none

It is possible to have a park fee or toll charge to outsiders--part of which would be paid to landowners.

A park fee (collected from outsiders) is normal in national parks.  Portions of this fee could be used to reimburse owners for dedicating their land as a park. 

It is possible to have a park fee or toll charge to outsiders--part of which would be paid to landowners.

A park fee (collected from outsiders) is normal in national parks.  Portions of this fee could be used to reimburse owners for dedicating their land as a park.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS

 

See Appendix B

            no effect

This might create a few jobs for local people and provide some intermittent pay for local guides to historic or scenic places. 

This might create several jobs for local people and provide some intermittent pay for local guides to historic places. 

This might create several jobs for local people and provide some intermittent pay for local guides to historic places. 

This might create about a dozen jobs for local people and provide some intermittent pay for local guides to historic places. 

This might create about a dozen jobs for local people and provide some intermittent pay for local guides to historic places.

SUBSISTANCE USE OF NATIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS BY LOCAL PEOPLE

            no effect

            no effect

Most Pacific parks allow traditional subsistence uses by local people if this does not impair the resource. 

Most Pacific parks allow traditional subsistence uses by local people if this does not impair the resource. 

Most Pacific parks allow traditional subsistence uses by local people if this does not impair the resource. 

Most Pacific parks allow traditional subsistence uses by local people if this does not impair the resource.

SPORT HUNTING OF BIRDS, CROCODILES, SEA TURTLES, ETC. 

            no effect

            no effect

Sport hunting within park boundaries is usually illegal. 

Sport hunting within park boundaries is usually illegal. 

Sport hunting within park boundaries is usually illegal. 

Sport hunting within park boundaries is usually illegal.

LOCAL FARM PLOTS OF TARO, CASSAVA, ETC. 

            no effect

            no effect

These plots farmed in present manner would not be affected. 

These plots farmed in present manner would not be affected. 

These plots farmed in present manner would not be affected. 

These plots farmed in present manner would not be affected.

LOCAL FARM PLOTS OF MARIJUANA

            no effect

            no effect

Plots within park would probably be removed for public safety. 

Experience in U. S. parks is that visitors' safety is jeopardized by marijuana growers, and so park rangers have removed all marijuana plots. 

Plots within park would probably be removed for public safety. 

Experience in U. S. parks is that visitors' safety is jeopardized by marijuana growers, and so park rangers have removed all marijuana plots.

SUBSISTENCE FISHING AND GATHERING BY LOCAL PEOPLE

            no effect

            no effect

            no effect

            no effect

No effect unless resource may be impaired. 

No effect unless resource may be impaired.

COMMERCIAL FISHING

            no effect

            no effect

            no effect

            no effect

Would restrict foreign operations that exploit resources. 

Would restrict foreign operations that exploit resources.

COMMERCIAL TIMBER CUTTING

           little effect

           little effect

Might foreclose commercial timber operations. 

Forecloses commercial timber operations. 

Might foreclose commercial timber operations. 

Forecloses commercial timber operations.

EXTENSIVE COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS THAT MAKE NOISE, FUMES, POISON, POLLUTION, ETC.

           little effect

Not permitted in parks. 

Not permitted in parks. 

Not permitted in parks. 

Not permitted in parks. 

Not permitted in parks.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION

All developments within the newly defined Landmark boundary funded by U. S. or Palau must be reviewed to mitigate damage to the Landmark.  Otherwise, no effect.

All developments within the newly defined Landmark boundary funded by U. S. or Palau must be reviewed to mitigate damage to the Landmark.  Otherwise, no effect.

Road construction would have to be in accord with park master plan. 

Road construction would have to be in accord with park master plan. 

Road construction would have to be in accord with park master plan. 

Road construction would have to be in accord with park master plan.

CONSTRUCTION OF "MEMORIALS" TO COMMEMORATE WWII CASUALTIES

          little effect

          little effect

Probably this option would put more rigorous requirements which would prohibit constructing future memorials in the park. 

"Memorials" in U. S. National Parks are very rarely allowed.  Likely new memorials would not be permitted in the park. 

Probably this option would put more rigorous requirements which would prohibit constructing future memorials in the park. 

"Memorials" in U. S. National Parks are very rarely allowed.  Likely new memorials would not be permitted in the park.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION -- RESIDENTIAL HOUSES, COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES

            no effect

           little effect

Buildings and structures within a park and unrelated to the park master plan are not normally allowed. 

Buildings and structures within a park and unrelated to the park master plan are not normally allowed.

Buildings and structures within a park and unrelated to the park master plan are not normally allowed. 

Buildings and structures within a park and unrelated to the park master plan are not normally allowed.

NATIONAL PRIDE

Landmark designation of Peleliu has called attention to the significance of this place. 

A park of this stature merits substantial local pride for Peleliu residents. 

A park of this stature merits substantial local pride for Palau residents. 

A park of this stature merits substantial local pride for Palau residents. 

A great national park with both well-preserved war ruins and highly scenic Rock Islands would be a source of great pride for all Palau citizens. 

A great national park with both well-preserved war ruins and highly scenic Rock Islands would be a source of great pride for all Palau citizens.

PERMANENCE OR LONG-TERM STABILITY OF THIS OPTION

May be redesignated by Historic Preservation Office of Palau.

May be redesignated by Historic Preservation Office of Palau.

Can only be redesignated by the Palau government and dependent upon future funding by the Palau government. 

Worldwide -- national park status is known to provide the greatest assurance of permanence. 

Can only be redesignated by the Palau government and dependent upon future funding by the Palau government. 

Worldwide -- national park status is known to provide the greatest assurance of permanence.

 

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