Put-in-Bay, Ohio – Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial has opened the draft Cultural Landscape Treatment Plan & Environmental Assessment for public review and comment for 30 days. The Cultural Landscape Treatment Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) will guide future management of the historic memorial landscape and determine impacts from implementing this plan.
The plan is available at the park administrative offices, the Erie Islands Library, and online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=155&projectID=70006&documentID=86408 . Comments will be accepted from March 23 through April 22. For further information, call 419-285-2184.
This cultural landscape treatment plan is an update to the treatment guidelines provided in the cultural landscape report (CLR) for Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (PEVI), completed by the National Park Service (NPS) in 1994.
An update was needed because: 1) the 1994 CLR is over twenty years old and its treatment guidelines are no longer consistent with the park’s goals and objectives; 2) the CLR was completed prior to approval of the current standards for the treatment of cultural landscapes; and 3) the park has accrued features from both planned and ad hoc decisions during the twentieth century, and guidance is needed regarding on intentional preservation or rehabilitation of the designed landscape.