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On the Hill: Bill to Overhaul the Antiquities Act Moves Forward in the House, Tax Reform Update

Editor's Note: We have updated our recent piece on the current critical moment regarding the protection of the federal historic tax credit (HTC). Today the House Ways and Means Committee released a tax reform bill that eliminates the federal HTC. The bill language is not surprising—it...

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National Trust Statement on the National Monument Creation and Protection Act (H.R. 3990) (October 11, 2017)

On October 11, the Natural Resources Committee in the House of Representative is meeting to consider legislation to overhaul the Antiquities Act—our nation’s first preservation law dedicated to protecting historic, prehistoric, and scientific features on our public lands. H.R. 3990, introduced...

NTHP Testimony HR 3990 National Monuments 10-11-17.pdf


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National Trust comments to Secretary Zinke - National Monument Review July 2017

The National Trust for Historic Preservation submitted the following comments to Secretary Zinke regarding the review of certain national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act since 1996. These monuments are an integral part of preserving our shared American heritage on the nation's...

NTHP Comments - National Monument Review DOI SKM July 2017.pdf


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Youth Heritage Summit California: Using New Mediums to Share the Message

By Katie Rispoli Keaotamai Preservation is, by its nature, a diverse field—some preservationists document, while others conserve, restore, educate, advocate, and more. And the next generation of preservation professionals learns by doing, which makes it important to provide hands-on...

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Testimony: Examining the Consequences of Executive Branch Overreach of the Antiquities Act (May 2, 2017)

Testimony submitted by Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Federal Lands on May 2, 2017 regarding "Examining the Consequences of Executive Branch Overreach of the Antiquities Act." Testimony...

NTHP Testimony HNR Federal Lands Antiquities Act Hearing 5-2-17.pdf


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Antiquities Act: Five Things You Should Know (Updated)

Update: 4/27/16 On April 26 President Donald Trump signed the Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act . The order directs the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments designated since January 1, 1996, to determine whether they meet the...

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National Trust Advocacy Materials on Bears Ears

1. Comments to Secretary Zinke from the National Trust for Historic Preservation regarding the review of national monuments since 1966, specifically Bears Ears National Monument. (May 25, 2017) 2. National Trust Testimony: Utah Public Lands Initiative Act: In this testimony to the House...

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LGBTQ History Is American History

By Megan E. Springate In honor of the 2016 anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), Preservation Leadership Forum is hosting a series of blog posts highlighting its programs and history. In these posts staff look back on how far the NPS has come and forward to where it hopes to go in...

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A site or structure designated pursuant to a local preservation ordinance or other law that is worthy of preservation because of its particular historic, architectural, archeological, or cultural significance. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey...