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HOPE Crew Four Case Studies

In 2014, the National Trust launched the HOPE (Hands-On Preservation Experience) Crew to train young adults in preservation skills, while helping to protect and restore historic sites. Youth and veterans are trained in the skills necessary to perform preservation work through a cooperative...

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On the Hill: Tackling Deferred Maintenance in National Parks

The National Park System is one of our nation’s best ideas—a network of 417 parks and sites that protect spectacular historic, cultural, and natural resources and tell the stories of remarkable people and events in our country’s history. The National Park Service (NPS) is responsible for...

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National Trust Testimony at the Hearing on Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior's Maintenance Backlog (March 6, 2018)

Pam Bowman, director of public lands policy at the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented this testimony to the House Natural Resources Committee during a hearing on exploring innovative solutions to reduce the Department of the Interior's maintenance backlog. This testimony was...

NTHP Testimony House NRC Deferred Maintenance Hearing 3-6-2018.pdf

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National Trust Testimony H.R. 5210 AND H.R. 2584 on Maintance Backlog (March 20, 2018)

Testimony by Tom Cassidy, vice president, Government Relations and Policy for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to the House Natural Resources Committee // Subcommittee on Federal Lands during a legislative hearing on H.R. 5210 and H.R. 2584 on March 20, 1018. #testimony ...

NTHP Testimony HNRC Federal Lands SubCom Hearing 3-20-2018.pdf

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On the Hill: Big Wins for Preservation in Long-Awaited Final FY18 Appropriations

By Tom Cassidy and Janelle DiLuccia A little more than a year ago, President Donald Trump sent his first budget request to Congress, outlining his administration’s priorities and proposing major cuts to historic preservation and many other domestic programs. After five stop-gap spending...

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On the Hill: President’s Budget Seeks Preservation Cuts. Again.

Last week President Trump sent his FY19 budget proposal to Congress. The annual ritual, replete with press photos of shrink-wrapped budget tomes and countless charts, marks the start of the formal FY19 appropriations process. Much like last year , historic preservation priorities face...

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Letter to Congress by Main Street Communities on Deferred Maintenance at the National Park Service

​A copy of our national sign-on Main Street letter to Congress asking their support for preserving historic and cultural sites in the National Park system submitted on May 22, 2017​ #NationalParkService #MainStreet #repairbacklog #congress #MainStreetAmerica

Main Street DM Letter - FINAL.pdf


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Letter to Congress in support of preservation of our nation’s battlefields and monuments at the National Park Service

​A copy of our national sign-on historic preservation letter to Congress asking their support for preserving battlefields and monuments in the National Park system submitted on May 22, 2017​ #repairbacklog #NationalParkService

Battlefields DM Letter May 2017 FINAL.pdf


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Letter to Congress on Deferred Maintenance at the National Park Service submitted on May 22, 2017

A copy of our national sign-on historic preservation letter to Congress asking their support for preserving historic and cultural sites in the National Park system. #PublicLands #repairbacklog #congress #NationalParkService

Historic Preservation DM National Sign-on Letter FINAL.pdf


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America’s Unfinished Work: Funding Battlefield Preservation

Historic battlefields, such as Antietam and Fort McHenry in Maryland and Little Bighorn in Montana, are iconic and evocative sites that encourage us to reflect on defining and oftentimes difficult events in our nation’s history. America’s very ideals and values were contested, shaped, affirmed,...

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