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Cultural Resources

Historic sugar mill at Whim Museum, St. Croix, USVICultural Resources are tangible remains of past human activity. These may include buildings; structures; prehistoric sites; historic or prehistoric objects or collection; rock inscription; earthworks, canals, or landscapes, usually more that 50 years old. These nonrenewable resources may yield unique information about past societies and environments, and provide answers for modern day social and conservation problems. Although many have been discovered and protected, there are numerous forgotten, undiscovered, or unprotected cultural resources in rural America. Federal law protects "significant" sites that are important to our past.

History of NRCS in the Caribbean Area

A Brief History of Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands

For more information on practices and procedures to preserve and protect cultural resources, please visit the National NRCS Cultural Resources page.