Tuesday, February 09, 2010

U.S. World Heritage Sites

There are twenty (20) World Heritage sites in the United States (including two bi-national sites jointly administered with Canada). The U.S. Department of the Interior, in cooperation with the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage has identified many more sites (cultural and natural) as likely to meet the criteria for future nomination to the World Heritage List. Since the fall of 2006, a new Tentative List is being prepared by the National Park Service and the George Wright Society.

In a joint effort between the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the United States Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) a website has been developed to inform the public about the U.S. World Heritage sites.

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