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Forum Journal : Fifty Years of Heritage So Rich: The National Historic Preservation Act

Heading into the 50th anniversary year of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the fall 2015 issue of the Forum Journal looked ahead toward the next 50 years of preservation. As we leave 2016 behind, we pause to reflect on the NHPA and its role in shaping the preservation movement...

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The Sticky Wicket of Regulating the Use of Repurposed Post Office Buildings

Saving great architecture can sometimes require that a building be given a new purpose, and historic post offices are a case in point. Though built for a very specific use, hundreds across the country have now been adapted for everything from funeral homes to hotels. But saving the brick and...

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Webinar: The Legal Landscape of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vs. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

By Brian Turner, Will Cook, and Elizabeth Merritt On Tuesday, October 25, as part of the Preservation Leadership Forum’s webinar series, we hosted a webinar about some of the legal issues involved in the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, including Section 106 of the National...

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Section 4(f) Success Stories

Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, the law that established the US DOT, is intended to protect significant parks, recreation areas, wildlife refuges, and historic sites from the effects of transportation projects. Under Section 4(f), historic sites and other protected...

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Undertaking

Federal agency actions requiring review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection . Washington, DC: National Trust...


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Section 106

Provision in National Historic Preservation Act that requires federal agencies to consider effects of proposed undertakings on properties listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A...


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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)

Independent federal agency responsible for implementing the Section 106 review process. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection . Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic...


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Blog Series: Section 106 & Section 110

As we approach the 50-year mark of the enactment of the NationalHistoric Preservation Act (NHPA), the Preservation Leadership Forum hasenlisted the help of preservation practitioners to take a close look athow the NHPA is used to protect historic places. We started off with a look at Section...

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Intervene Early, Intervene Often: Appealing a FERC Order to Preserve Pawtucket Dam

Originally posted March 17, 2016 Most preservationists are familiar with the Section 106 review process under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which requires federal agencies to analyze whether their actions will have adverse effects on historic resources and to seek ways to...

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