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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.

Learn more about this list of known human burial sites in Wisconsin.

For Properties with Burial Sites

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

What laws affect home burial? Read this before you create a burial site on private property.

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

Read this information before planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group.

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

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

What You Can Do

Do you want to know how to protect a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn several ways to preserve cemeteries and Native American mounds.

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

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Learn about the benefits of cataloging a human burial site, from property tax exemptions to membership on the Registry of Interested Persons.

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

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