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What to do if You Think a Cemetery is Not Being Properly Maintained

Are you concered about an overgrown or neglected cemetery? Learn what you can do to help.

Who are the Board members and what do they do? Find out here.

Learn about the procedures for handling publicly-owned or abandoned burial sites.

Learn what the standards and expectations are for archaeologists working within Wisconsin's human burial sites.

What steps should you take to research burial sites prior to conducting a field project? Read more to find out.

Learn about current Wisconsin Historical Society guidelines for the documentation of human burial sites.

Working Within the Boundaries of Cemeteries and Mound Groups

Do you need to disturb a cemetery or mound group? Planning to build, plant, or work in a cemetery or Native American mound group? Read this first.

A Guide for Archaeologists

Ensure you are complying with Wisconsin's burial sites laws.

Learn about the state and federal laws that protect burial sites, Native American mounds, and other places where human remains are buried.

Are you planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group? Read this first.

Want to protect a burial site and lower your property taxes at the same time? Find out how.

Who They Are and How to Join

Do you have an interest in protecting a particular cemetery or type of burial site? Learn why you should apply for the Registry of Interested Persons.

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

Do you own a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn about your rights and responsibilities under state law.

Learn how this landowner handled the discovery of human remains on her property.

Learn how cataloged human burial sites in Wisconsin are given greater protection under Wisconsin State Law

Your Rights Under Wisconsin State Law

Are you unhappy about a decision to move or protect a human burial site? Find out the process to request an appeal.

For Properties with Burial Sites

Learn the steps to nagivate the application process to get a tax exemption under Wisconsin burial sites law.

Want to know if there might be cemetery or Native American mound group on your property? The Society may have the answer

What to do if you notice a human burial site being destroyed or damaged.

Learn how this landowner turned burial sites on his land into an asset.
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