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

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 Burial Sites

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Don't panic! Stop what you are doing and read this article. The Wisconsin Historical Society can help.

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

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.

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

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