You are invited to join us in charting the future of the Tule Lake Unit of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument for the next 20 years.
This is your opportunity to help create a vision for the future of Tule Lake. We are asking for your help and ideas as we develop the general management plan.
Starting in June, the National Park Service will host public workshops in California, Oregon, Washington, and online. We sincerely hope you will join us at one of these workshops to meet the planning team and share your ideas, concerns, and thoughts about Tule Lake. To view the of list of all public workshops please click here.
If you cannot attend a workshop, you can provide comments online or mail them to the planning team at:
National Park Service
∗The official public comment period will last from May 31, 2013 to October 11, 2013.∗
The public scoping newsletter provides information on our planning efforts and identifies several other ways to participate in the process. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us at any time.
Your input is essential. As a new unit, there is no comprehensive plan for Tule Lake, and the National Park Service faces many issues and challenges for its future management. The most overarching issues are how to interpret what occurred at Tule Lake and how to ensure that visitors have meaningful experiences at Tule Lake tied to its history. In addition, planning will address the preservation of the unit's historic features and landscapes, its internal and adjacent boundaries, and how its areas could be developed for greater public access.
Let us all join together in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration as we go forward!
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Did You Know?
Martial law was imposed on November 14, 1943. The Army took control of the Tule Lake Segregation Center with 1,200 armed soldiers. The 28 guard towers were manned 24/7 by armed soldiers, 8 tanks, 6 patrol cars. The Army had 18 horses used by the guards to patrol the perimeter of the prison.