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Addressing Deferred Maintenance Through Dedicated Funding and Public-Private Partnerships

Our national parks tell the stories of remarkable people and events in our nation’s history. The network of 417 parks and sites stewarded by the National Park Service (NPS) spans more than 84 million acres across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and many U.S. territories. Unfortunately,...

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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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An Important Win for New Hampshire’s Scenic and Cultural Landscapes

By Jennifer Goodman and Sharee Williamson For several years the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have worked together to protect New Hampshire’s cultural landscapes from the proposed construction of an approximately 200-mile transmission line...

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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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The Land and Water Conservation Fund: A Key Preservation Tool Set to Expire

For more than half a century, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been the principal funding mechanism for adding to our national parks, forests, and other public lands. But unless Congress acts to reauthorize the LWCF, this key tool will expire on September 30, 2018. The LWCF...

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The Road Ahead: Positioning the Historic Tax Credit for Positive Change

As the preservation community takes stock of the impressive victory we achieved in preserving the federal historic tax credit (HTC) during the tax reform process, let’s keep up our engagement and continue to build momentum to position the HTC for positive change down the road. Additional changes...

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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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