The Calumet Heritage Area Joint Coordinating Committee is proud to present the Calumet Heritage Area Management Plan.

This Plan introduces the Calumet Heritage Area (CHA), highlights its national significance, and lays out actionable projects that leverage the CHA for the benefit of the Region. Created with guidance and input from residents and stakeholders throughout the Calumet, this Plan aims to strengthen partnerships, forge new ways of working across the region, enrich capacity for community efforts, build regional identity and connectivity, and shine a national spotlight on local stories. Thank you for your support and for joining us in bringing the ​CHA to fruition.

Download the Management Plan Here

What is a Heritage Area Management Plan?
 Management Plans turn National Heritage Area feasibility studies into the “who, what, when, where, and how” that will guide the operations of the heritage area for five to ten or more years. (See the Calumet National Heritage Area Feasibility Study here.) Heritage area management plans generally include policies, goals, strategies, and actions; an implementation plan with short, mid- and long-range actions and performance goals; a business plan; and an interpretive plan. The Calumet Heritage Area Management Plan focuses on heritage development, economic impact, and better connectivity within and outside of the region.

How do I access the Calumet Heritage Area Management Plan?
The full Management Plan is available for download and can be accessed by clicking the dark blue button above, or you can download specific chapters and sections of the Plan by using the white buttons below.

What is next for the Calumet Heritage Area and how can I get involved?
​Regional partners and the CHA Joint Coordinating Committee are working with decision-makers to pass federal legislation to designate the Calumet National Heritage Area. While working toward National designation, the Management Plan will guide the Heritage Area in beginning to function, draw together partners, and share the story of the Calumet. Visit the events calendar for the region and join us.

Want to learn more about National Heritage Areas?
National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are a program of the National Park Service. They are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape. Through their resources, NHAs tell nationally important stories that celebrate our nation’s diverse heritage. NHAs are lived-in landscapes. Consequently, NHA entities collaborate with communities to determine how to make heritage relevant to local interests and needs. To learn more, visit the Calumet Heritage Area website.

​If you have questions, please email Maggie Catania at Maggie Catania [email protected].

Front cover, acknowledgments, and table of contents Executive summary Chapter 1: Concept and Approach Chapter 2: The Calumet Region and Management Planning Process Chapter 3: Interpretive Framework and Planning Chapter 4: Action Goals and Objectives Chapter 5: Business and Implementation Plan Resources and Appendices