The Northern Plains Heritage Area

ANALYSIS OF THE

NORTHERN PLAINS NATIONAL

HERITAGE AREA

By Jacqueline Dotzenrod and Brett Narloch

Originally printed in the

June 2009 Dakota Beacon Magazine

On March 30, President Barack Obama signed H.R.146, which created the Northern Plains National Heritage Area (NPNHA). A National Heritage Area (NHA) is “a place where natural, cultural, historic, and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography.”

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