Last week, an interagency group, including the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Interior and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation , released an action plan to strengthen the protection of Indian sacred sites and provide greater tribal access to these areas. The plan outlines actions that the agencies will undertake together as well as committing senior staff to serve on a working committee. The plan also commits the groups to consult with tribes in developing and implementing the actions. A copy of the action plan is available here and the DOI press release is available here. Learn more about sacred sites at the related NILL research page.