National Park Service Releases Five-Year Strategic Plan For Tule Lake

Editor’s Note: We’re a bit late posting this, but the following is a letter from Mike Reynolds, Superintendent, Tule Lake Unit World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, dated May 17, 2013.

To view or print a copy of the Tule Lake
Unit Five Year Strategic Plan,
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Dear Friends of Tule Lake,

In 2012, the National Park Service held a series of meetings with people who have close connections to Tule Lake. These people included Tule Lake survivors, representatives of Japanese American organizations, historic preservation organizations, and park neighbors. The meetings were intended to initiate communication with people connected with Tule Lake. After those meetings, it became evident we needed an interim plan to guide our efforts while a larger planning process begins in 2013.

The ideas you provided during the 2012 meetings guided the creation of the Tule Lake Unit Five Year Strategic Plan. This interim plan provides immediate direction for establishing a foundation for operations and management. It contains goals, strategies, and projects that are aimed at gathering baseline information about Tule Lake, stabilizing at-risk resources, and creating an organizational framework for integrating Tule Lake’s operations with those at Lava Beds National Monument. We invite you to read this plan to understand our goals over the next few years and to stimulate your thinking about Tule Lake’s long term future.

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Interactive 3D Model Could Revolutionize Real and Virtual Visitor Experience For Manzanar

Editor’s Note: All photographs and video clips below represent the status of the project detailed in the story as of the publication date. They are not intended to represent the final product. As such, they could contain errors, inaccuracies or omissions that will be addressed as work on the project continues. All images and video in this story are © 2012 CyArk. All rights reserved.

A view of the barracks at Manzanar, as it looked in July 1944, in a 3D computerized model.
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Photo courtesy CyArk

LOS ANGELES — The Manzanar National Historic Site’s virtual museum, accessible via their web site, is a treasure trove of information that can be used to learn about Manzanar through the use of text, images, video, slide shows and more.

Those who make the trek to Manzanar, located Read more of this post

National Monument To Include Tule Lake

On December 5, President George W. Bush signed a proclamation that created the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which will include the former Tule Lake Segregation Center and the Tule Lake CCC camp.

Some of the over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were imprisoned by the United States Government during World War II were incarcerated at both locations Read more of this post


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