Steel Conservation Plan

Steel Earthworks Conservation Plan

Once the 73 acre plot that contains the entire Steel Earthworks complex is fully purchased, the site will be added to the existing Junction Earthworks Park. When it opens to the public, visitors will be able to park at the Junction parking lot and walk to the Steel Earthworks along an old railroad bed that will be included in the purchase. The below image shows the boundary of the expanded park in red dots. The northern complex is the Steel Group.

Junction Earthworks Park with Planned Extension to include Steel Group

 

One vision of the future is that the two ancient ceremonial sites will some day be accessible by a bike trail that will connect to the existing Tri-County Triangle Bicycle Trail along old railroad beds. This vision has enthusiastic local support, but would require a lot of coordination and investment to bring to fruition.

 

 

 

Since Steel Group has at least one plainly visible walled enclosure, the complex will simply be mowed, without the kind of “interpretive mowing” treatment necessary for visitors to visualize the Junction Group. At Steel, visitors will be able to see the remnants of an actual 2,000 year old earthworks circle. A simple mowed trail will lead from the railroad bed to the largest circle in the complex.

 

Largest circle of Steel Group earthworks

 

Find out more about the Steel Earthworks complex:

What are the Steel Earthworks?

Newly Discovered Ancient Earthworks at the Steel Group

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