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 National Heritage Areas
Images from Erie Canal, Yuma, and Hudson Valley NHAs
Management Plans
 

National Heritage Area legislation requires the development of a management plan within three years of designation. Please contact the National Heritage Areas Program Office in Washington D.C. for copies of heritage area plans.

Recently approved plans, include:

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
The managment plan is available in two volumes, Vol I is the Plan and Vol II is the Environmental Assessment.

All management plans are included below.

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
The managment plan is available in its entirety as a PDF.

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
The 1989 Cultural Heritage and Land Management Plan was the first national heritage area managment plan created, the Blackstone being the second area to be designated but the first to require a management plan in its legislation.

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area's Management Plan and Environmental Assessment is available below for download by section.

Cane River National Heritage Area
This is a special resource study and environmental assessment.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
The 1993 managment plan is available in its entirety as a PDF.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
The Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan received the American Planning Association’s Highest National Award for a Comprehensive Plan in 2008.

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
This managment plan is available in its entirety as a PDF.

Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area
This managment plan is available in its entirety as a PDF.

Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area
This managment plan is available in its entirety as a PDF.

Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor
This Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor Management Plan was completed in 2000. Scroll to the bottom of the page to download it's components.

Oil Region National Heritage Area
The region updated to its 1994 Management Plan in 2005. The 2005 Management Action Plan Update is intended to guide the management entity to build on the accomplishments of its first ten years and to accomplish its mission. The plan is available in its entirety as a PDF.

Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Area
This management plan to protect the region's natural and cultural heritage resources was completed in 1997. 2010 Vision, A Plan for the Next Ten Years is "both an internal and external planning document" that builds upon the vision outlined in the original management plan and outlines more specific goals, objectives, and programming.

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
This managment plan is available in its entirety as a PDF.

Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area
The heritage area's mission is to conserve, interpret and develop the historical, cultural, natural and recreational resources related to the industrial and cultural heritage of the Schuylkill River Valley of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Shenandoah River Valley Battlefields National Historic District
The Executive Summary of this managment plan is available in its entirety as a PDF.

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area
Silos and Smokestacks, in northeast Iowa, is a largely rural, heavily agricultural area. The management plan proposes methods for promoting partnerships, fund raising, and encouraging education and heritage tourism.

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area Compact
The Tennessee Civil War NHA is currently managed under a compact, which is a signed agreement among communities and organizations to work together to promote their mission.

Wheeling National Heritage Area Management Plan
Wheeling National Heritage Area revised its management plan in May 2004 to reflects its vision and goals and to better focus on the economic future of Wheeling and the complete redevelopment of the Heritage Port.

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
The Executive Summary of this managment plan is available in its entirety as a PDF.