Wrangell working to coordinate Institute property search


October 21, 2021

The borough will be asking for “archaeological proposals” for a ground survey of the former Wrangell Institute property, consulting with state and federal agencies and the Wrangell Cooperative Association on the process before any work begins.

The borough had been waiting on guidance from the U.S. Department of the Interior, which has pledged that surveys will be conducted of former Alaska Native and American Indian boarding school sites nationwide.

But the department “really doesn’t have any guidance on this,” said Carol Rushmore, Wrangell’s zoning administrator and economic de...

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