Native American Affairs

Sacred Sites

• Executive Order No. 13007 -- Indian Sacred Sites

• Departmental Manual -- Departmental Responsibilities for Protecting/Accommodating Access to Indian Sacred Sites, 512 DM 3  (6/5/1998)

• ECM97-2 – Departmental Responsibilities for Indian Trust Resources and Indian Sacred Sites on Federal Lands (5/08/1997)

• Bureau of Reclamation Compliance with Indian Sacred Sites Executive Order No. 13007 (September 16, 1998, memorandum from the Commissioner)

• Bureau of Reclamation Guidance for Implementing Indian Sacred Sites Executive Order (No. 13007), dated September 16, 1998

• Bureau of Reclamation NEPA Handbook – Reclamation's NEPA Handbook is currently being revised.  When the final is available, it is anticipated that the implementation of EO 13007 will be incorporated into the Handbook.  In the interim, a 2000 Public Review Draft is available, which will give a sense as to how this might be accomplished, although the text could change before the final manual is published.

Additional information on Departmental activities related to Sacred Sites may be found at the following website:


Last Updated: 4/10/17