Location: Tongass National Forest, Admiralty National Monument, Alaska
Partner Project Lead: Kamal Lindoff, Environmental Director, Douglas Indian Association
Forest Service Project Lead: Rachel Myron, Archaeologist, Tongass National Forest
Funding Award: $19,490.24
Description:The Tongass National Forest and Douglas Indian Association (DIA), a federally recognized Tribal Government, will work together to document the cultural history of Admiralty Cove on the east side of Admiralty Island National Monument in Southeast Alaska. We will fulfill a Heritage Program management goal to complete a comprehensive inventory in an area likely to include archaeological properties with the help of DIA staff and Tribal youth as volunteers.
At the site to be surveyed was a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabin which was a National Register-eligible property that was removed because of safety concerns. A CCC trail remains near the site. As part of an agreement with the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office, this project will complete a comprehensive site survey to find any archaeological sites in the area.