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  1. 1. Eastern North CarolinaNational Heritage Area<br />2nd Round of Public Meetings<br />September 27 & 28, 2011<br />Project Support<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda<br />Meeting Purpose<br />Overview & Update of Planning Project<br />Feasibility Study Criteria and Process<br />Proposed Themes and Boundary Alternatives<br />Next Steps<br />Questions<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  3. 3. Feasibility Study Schedule & Process<br /><ul><li>Meetings with Commissions and stakeholders (On-going)
  4. 4. Site visits - over 80 sites in 40 counties (Oct. 2010 to Mar. 2011)
  5. 5. First round of Public Meetings (Mar. 29, 30 & 31, 2011)
  6. 6. Develop Resource Assessment (Ongoing)
  7. 7. Develop Potential Boundaries and Themes (Ongoing)
  8. 8. Second round of Public Meetings – 2 meetings (Today)</li></ul>Discussion of Themes and Boundary Alternatives<br /><ul><li>Final Public Meeting – Agreement on Alternative (Late Fall 2011)
  9. 9. Write Draft Report (Late Fall 2011)
  10. 10. Publicize Draft Report and solicit comment (Dec. 2011& Jan. 2012)
  11. 11. Collect letters of support (Dec. 2011 & Jan. 2012)
  12. 12. Finalize Feasibility Study report and submit to </li></ul>National Park Service and Congress (Late Jan. 2012)<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  13. 13. What is a National Heritage Area?<br />A National Heritage Area is a place designated by the United States Congress where natural, cultural, historic, and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally significant landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography.<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  14. 14. What does a National Heritage Area do?<br />A National Heritage Area uses shared history as a platform for action to collaborate on preservation, promotion and sustainable development based on heritage assets in the region.<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  15. 15. What National Heritage Areas are NOT…<br />“National heritage areas do not appear to have directly affected the rights of property owners. To address property concerns, the designating<br />legislation of 13 of the 24 heritage areas and management plans of at least<br />6 provide explicit assurances that the areas will not affect property owners’ rights.”<br />GAO Report, March 30, 2004<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  16. 16. Designation Requirements<br />Only Congress can designate a National Heritage Area<br />Completion of a Feasibility Study and submittal to <br />U.S. Secretary of the Interior<br />Public involvement in the Feasibility Study<br />Widespread public support for designation among residents<br />Partnership commitments <br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  17. 17. Purpose of a Feasibility Study<br />Before Congress considers designation of a National <br />Heritage Area, it needs information about the quality of the resources and whether the resources and the region meet the established criteria for an NHA. <br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  18. 18. A Feasibility Study Includes…<br /><ul><li>Definition of the study area
  19. 19. Public information strategy
  20. 20. Contribution to National Heritage, development of potential </li></ul> themes <br /><ul><li>Resource inventories, integrity determinations, </li></ul> affected environment data<br /><ul><li>Boundary delineation
  21. 21. Management alternatives and preliminary impact assessment
  22. 22. Heritage area administration and financial feasibility
  23. 23. Evaluation of public support and commitments</li></ul>Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study <br />
  24. 24. Themes and Boundaries<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study <br />
  25. 25. Criteria: A National Heritage Area…<br /><ul><li>Has the resources and traditional uses that are important to </li></ul> the identified stories and themes of the region, and retains a <br /> degree of integrity capable of interpretation<br /><ul><li>Represents distinctive landscapes and aspects of our American </li></ul> heritage worthy of recognition, conservation, interpretation <br /> and continuing use<br /><ul><li>Reflects traditions, customs, beliefs and folk life that are a </li></ul> valuable part of the national story<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  26. 26. Criteria: A National Heritage Area…<br /><ul><li>Provides outstanding recreational and educational </li></ul> opportunities<br /><ul><li>Has an assemblage of natural, historic and cultural resources </li></ul> that together tell a nationally significant story and are <br /> important to the heritage of the United States<br /><ul><li>Includes residents, private property owners, business interests, </li></ul> organizations, local government and others in planning<br /><ul><li>Is best managed through partnerships among private and </li></ul> public entities at the local and regional levels<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
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  51. 51. Boundary Alternatives<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  52. 52. Defining a Boundary<br />A National Heritage Area has an assemblage of natural, historic, or cultural resources that together represent distinctive aspects of American heritage worthy of recognition, conservation, interpretation, and continuing use.<br /><ul><li>History
  53. 53. Geophysical and topographical features
  54. 54. Culture
  55. 55. Political jurisdictions
  56. 56. Practical intersection of all of the above</li></ul>Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  57. 57. Eastern North Carolina – Study Area<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
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  59. 59. Settling a New World<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  60. 60. Living with the Land and Water<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  61. 61. Defense of a Nation<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
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  72. 72. A National Heritage Area <br />is an assemblage of <br />natural, historic, and cultural resources<br />that together represent distinctive aspects of <br />American heritage worthy of <br />recognition, conservation, interpretation,<br />and continuing use.<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  73. 73. Significance of Eastern North Carolina<br /><ul><li>The estuarine ecosystem is second in size on the</li></ul> United States and its protected waters are among <br /> the richest and most diverse in the world.<br /><ul><li>The natural history of the environments of the region </li></ul> haveplayed a major role in the development of <br /> North Carolina and the United States.<br /><ul><li>A unique pattern of human interaction with the land </li></ul> and its most dominant feature, water, has shaped the <br /> rich heritage and culture of the region.<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
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  75. 75. Rivers to Sounds to Sea<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  76. 76. Overarching Theme:<br />Rivers to Sounds to Sea<br />The confluence of human activity and the interconnected waterways of eastern North Carolina have shaped the region’s past, defined its unique present character and charted a course for the future.<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  77. 77. Next Steps…<br /><ul><li>Development of management alternatives and </li></ul> conceptual financial plan <br /><ul><li>Final Public Meeting – Late Fall 2011</li></ul> Agreement on Preferred Alternative<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  78. 78. Next Steps…<br /><ul><li>Write Draft Report – Late Fall 2011
  79. 79. Publicize Draft Report and solicit comment – Dec. 2011 </li></ul> & Jan. 2012<br /><ul><li>Collect letters of support – Dec. 2011 & Jan. 2012
  80. 80. Finalize plan, submit to NPS and Congress – </li></ul> Late Jan. 2012<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  81. 81. We need you to…<br /><ul><li>Remain involved throughout the planning process
  82. 82. Participate in each round of the Public Meetings
  83. 83. Respond to surveys, emails and questionnaires
  84. 84. Review the Draft Report and comments and write </li></ul> letters of support<br /><ul><li>Be an Ambassador and help spread the word</li></ul>Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />
  85. 85. Project Sponsors<br />Consulting Team<br />August R. Carlino<br /> Project Website:<br />www.hanburypreservation.com/active_projects/encnha<br />Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study<br />

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