Recommendation/Change since last report:
A Special Resource Study was completed Februrary 2000 which concluded that Blood Run NHL and certain additional lands met the NPS suitability and feasibility criteria for inclusion in the national park system as a national historic site. It also concluded that the boundary of the NHL could be expanded to include additional archeological resources associated with the NHL. The study determined that the majority of the area's cultural resources are not being adequately protected or managed by local, state or federal agencies. The report presented four management strategies, ranging from taking no federal action to establishing a multi-jurisdictional state park (Iowa and South Dakota), to a multi-jurisdictional state park affiliated with the national park system, to establishment of the site as a unit of the national park system.