What is a Heritage Management Plan?

The management plan serves as a baseline for ongoing and future evaluation.  Research shows that management planning has contributed to the success of heritage areas. While the process takes time, early planning helps the local coordinating entity and its partners implement their goals and projects.  The local coordinating entity can compare planned actions with actual activities to evaluate the success of the heritage area.

Heritage Area Management Plan basic components:

  • Resource Inventory
  • Interpretive Themes
  • Goals, Strategies, and Actions
  • Partner Roles 
  • Implementation Plan
  • Interpretive Plan
  • Business Plan
  • Performance Goals and Benchmarks
  • List of Preparers and Participants