Strategic Planning

•    Ensure that cultural resources are considered in the General Management Plan.
•    Ensure that the Cultural Resources Management Plan is complete and up to date.
•    Coordinate with Fire Management Program to ensure that cultural resources are considered at all stages of fire planning and good communication is maintained.
•    Participate in the development and review of Structural Fire and Wildland Fire Management Plans.
•    Ensure that NHPA Section 106 compliance is completed in concordance with NEPA compliance activities, and that concurrence is obtained from the SHPO/THPO.
•    Consider whether park would benefit from a park-specific NHPA Section 106 programmatic agreement.

Annual Planning

•    Identify, document and update records on cultural resources that have potential to be adversely affected by fire (ASMIS, CLI, etc.).

o    Ensure that updated information is reflected in relevant documents (FMPs, burn plans, etc.)

•    Participate in annual review of Fire Management Plan and update CR information as indicated.

o    Evaluate past performance and identify areas of needed improvement for stewardship of cultural resources.
o    Obtain information about upcoming activities that may affect cultural resources.

•    Develop or update the park’s READ manual.
•    Ensure that notification lists are current and reside in appropriate offices (with the Superintendent, Dispatch, Cultural Resource Manager, etc.)

Fuels Treatment Planning

•    Review each fuel treatment plan
•    Insure CR mitigations are appropriately included in each treatment plan
•    Coordinate cultural resource documentation and assessment activities to support Fire Management Program activities.

o    Prepare funding proposals for cultural resource inventory of APE for fuel reductions.
o    Complete inventory before fuel reduction activities.
o    Determine eligibility of cultural resources for inclusion on National Register of Historic Places.
o    Provide assessment analyses and mitigation to Fire Management Program.

•    Begin planning process for NHPA Section 106 compliance

o    Coordination with NEPA EIS/EA development.
o    Determine whether planned activity qualifies for streamlined NHPA Section 106 process.

Project/Event Planning

Planning for unplanned ignitions

•    Ensure that issues and concerns about cultural resources are incorporated into planning documents (We have to decide what kinds of guidance, if any, we are going to include concerning sharing of locational information and what formats.)
•    During periods of potential or existing high fire activity, ensure CR advisors are prepared and ready to participate in active fire planning and management activities

Fuels Treatment Planning

•    Inspect, clear or mitigate planned activities per FMP and/or PA standards
•    Follow-up (monitor) to ensure planned actions resulted in the desired protection


National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]
Phone: (318) 356-7444
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