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On the Hill: Preservation Highlights from the FY17 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

On May 5 Congress completed its work on the H.R.244 —the FY17 Consolidated Appropriations Act—known as the “Omnibus.” The Omnibus will fund the government through September 30, 2017, and includes 11 appropriations bills, as well as supplemental funding for defense, disaster relief, border...

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Congress Considers Scrapping Key Public Lands Rule (Updated 3/8/17)

Update: Congress Cuts Public Out of Early Input on Public Lands On March 7, the Senate voted 51-48 to nullify the BLM Planning 2.0 rule, which updated the decades-old planning process for our public lands, gave the public greater input, and improved the outlook for countless cultural...

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Cultural Resources on the Bureau of Land Management Public Lands: An Assessment and Needs Analysis (2006)

In May 2006, the National Trust for Historic Preservation released a new study on the Bureau of Land Management, "Cultural Resources on the Bureau of Land Management Public Lands: An Assessment and Needs Analysis". The BLM manages over 261 million acres of federal land, primarily in the eleven...

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BLM Planning Tool Comment Documents

[UPDATE] Final Comments have been added below (3/6/2017) Check additional resources below for some recent threats to the Planning Rule. The BLM is now revising the Draft Planning Rule that establishes the process for developing, revising, or amending its Resource Management Plans. BLM manages...

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On the Hill: Re-Authorization of the HPF, BLM Planning Tool Comments

With contributions from Tom Cassidy, vice president forGovernment Relations and Adam Jones, associate director for GovernmentRelations and Policy. Every quarter we’ll bring you the latest information related tohistoric preservation and public policy. In this dispatch we have anupdate on the...

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Land Conservation and Historic Preservation: A Natural Partnership in the Southwest

In the early 1990s, I worked for The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, spearheading the state chapter’s land conservation work and helping launch a landscape-level land conservation project in the San Pedro River watershed. We brought together state and local partners to identify priority...


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Stewardship Challenges on Public Lands

February 16, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the Mt. Taylor Quadrathlon, a challenging competition in which several hundred participants run, bike, cross country ski, and snowshoe 42 miles to the top of the highest peak in the Cibola National Forest and back. For many Americans, the...


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Introduction to Summer 2008 Forum Journal (Vol. 22, No.4)

Many Americans assume that most of our nation’s important cultural resources are part of the National Park System. Most of them also assume that these places are fully protected and well cared-for. They’re wrong on both counts. Right now, while summer vacation season is in full...


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Cultural Resources and Energy Development: What would Saint Theodore Do?

If there were a patron saint of archeologists, I suspect it would be Saint Theodore, as in Roosevelt, the bull-headed conservative who during his White House tenure from 1901 to1908 redefined the public’s perception of conservation to actually mean conserving resources on public lands. In...