NPS to hold meetings to create plan for Tule Lake


TULELAKE, Calif. — The National Park Service will hold public workshops to create a “national dialogue” about Tule Lake’s future. The conversations will result in a General Management Plan to identify how to protect and educate the public about the site, where thousands of persons of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated in an American concentration camp during World War II.

The Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument preserves the site of the Tule Lake Segregation Center, one of the 10 concentration camps where some 120,000 Nikkei were incarcerated during the war. The unit, following a presidential proclamation in 2008, became a national monument, also includes a Civil Conservation Corp camp, a prisoner of war camp

The NPS will hold workshops in California, Oregon and Washington, to allow people to learn about the Tule Lake Unit, raise issues, provide ideas, and help define the unit’s future. Two virtual meetings will be held in September. Current information relevant to the plan is available at Comments can be sent to The public comment period will close Oct. 11.

Meetings were held in Tulelake, Calif. and in Klamath Falls, Ore. The following meetings have been scheduled:

• Monday, July 1, 6 to 8 p.m., Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 Northwest 2nd Ave., Portland, Ore.
• Tuesday, July 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hood River Public Library, 502 West State St., Hood River, Ore.
• Tuesday, July 2, 6 to 8 p.m., White River Valley Museum, 918 H St., Southeast, Auburn, Wash.
• Wednesday, July 3, 4 to 6 p.m., Japanese Community Cultural Center, 1414 South Weller St., Seattle
• Friday, July 5, 10 a.m. to noon, Speaking Up! Democracy, Justice, Dignity Conference, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle,
• Wednesday, July 24, 6 to 8 p.m., Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 South San Pedro St., Suite 505; Los Angeles
• Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. to noon, California State University, Dominguez Hills, University Library, South Wing, 1000 East Victoria St., Carson, Calif.
• Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. to noon, Thornton Theatre San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, Calif.
• Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to noon, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 South San Pedro St., Suite 505, Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo
• Thursday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to noon, virtual meeting* (Web access information will be posted on the Tule Lake Websites, Facebook page, and announced at local areas.)
• Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., Sierra II Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento, Calif.
• Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, Calif.
• Thursday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco’s Japantown
• Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 535 North 5th St., San Jose’s Japantown
• Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3 to 5 p.m., virtual meeting*
For more information about visiting the unit, call (530) 260-0537, or visit

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