Heritage Programmatic Agreement

After continued consultation, the Land Between the Lakes Heritage Programmatic Agreement is now signed, executed, and in effect.

Any comments or questions can be sent to Chris Thornock at [email protected].

Land Between the Lakes Heritage Annual Report

This report is the first Annual Report for Land Between the Lakes’ implementation of the Heritage Programmatic Agreement (PA).  It focuses on implementation of the PA and the status of the Land Between the Lakes Heritage Program, including a proposal to add a new undertaking to the list of exempted undertakings and changes to heritage staff.

National Historic Preservation Act of 1966

Legislation creating the National Register of Historic Places, the list of National Historic Landmarks and the posts of State Historic Preservation Officers with the intent of preserving historical and archaeological sites. Click here to learn more about NHPA.

Heritage: National Environmental Policy Act - NEPA

Project Planning, Consultation, and Participation

Tribal Consultation

Tribal consultation is now being coordinated with NEPA project planning to inform Tribes about proposed undertakings and to meet the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended, the American Indian Freedom of Religion Act, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Our goal is to provide your Tribe with the opportunity to identify properties to which you attach religious and/or cultural significance as well as to voice any concerns about potential adverse impacts. Any sensitive sacred sites or traditional cultural property information shared will be maintained in confidential files by Land Between the Lakes heritage staff.

Public Participation

Section 106 public participation is also now coordinated with NEPA project planning.
If a Tribe or member of the public has any questions, concerns, or comments related to heritage compliance for any of the projects on the current SOPA listing or on the NEPA Projects Page, please contact:

Chris Thornock, Heritage Program Manager
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, Kentucky 42211-9001

Phone: 270-924-2072
Fax: 270-924-2093
Email: [email protected]


Connecting People and Place Oral History Project

The series of interviews, conducted primarily by writer and independent radio producer, Constance Alexander, focuses on the people who lived Between the Rivers before it was designated as the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in the early 1960s. Alexander produced a radio series based on the oral history project, Connecting People and Place, which ran on Murray State University’s public radio station WKMS FM93.1. Individuals discuss traditional life, family heritage, and community displacement. (From the digital archives of Kentucky Historical Society found at http://kyhistory.com/cdm/)