What is your vision for enhancing heritage resources in Montana State Parks?
We at Montana State Parks are embarking on a process to develop a system-wide heritage resource plan and we need your valuable input. The plan will address the unique challenges and opportunities of heritage sites in the park system, including the 7 National Historic Landmarks as well as 25 National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) sites and NRHP-eligible sites.
The outcome will be a cohesive direction for better management of these sites and improved program guidance and coordination. It will also address solutions related to heritage resource and artifact collection management, compliance, stewardship, training and staff needs, data collection and information management.
How You Can Help
We want to know, from your perspective, how Montana State Parks can enhance management and protection of heritage resource sites, like Bannack State Park, Montana’s first territorial capital, and First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, the state’s newest National Historic Landmark. With your interest in Montana State Parks and your support of Montana’s important heritage resources, your input is valuable to us; the success of this process is strengthened with your involvement and that of others around the state.
Over the next 6 months, we will be asking you to provide feedback on topics like how we can maximize management of these sites within our existing capacity; how we can improve our processes relative to protection, stewardship, and compliance; and how we can better build existing and potential partnerships for meeting heritage needs throughout our park system.