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State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO):

Official appointed or designated, pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act, to administer a state's historic preservation program. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...

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Restoration Needed: Preserving SHPOs in the National Historic Preservation Program

Our national historic preservation program was created in 1966 when Congress passed the National Historic Preservation Act. The National Trust and the National Park Service were leaders in drafting this legislation that created the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the state historic...

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Nancy Schamu: Celebrating Four Decades of Service to Preservation

By Elizabeth Byrd Wood Preservationists often jokingly refer to some of the early pioneers in the preservation movement as "little old ladies in tennis shoes standing in front of bulldozers." But as we all know the movement changed dramatically in 1966 following the enactment of the...

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Lobbying 101: Advocating for Historic Preservation

Fact: Lobbying is nothing more than simply being a strong voice for heritage resources in your community, a role preservationists play every day through every action undertaken to preserve historic resources. Fact: The most fundamental part of lobbying is establishing positive long-term,...

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Preservationists Continue Campaign for Rehab Tax Credits

As part of an ongoing campaign to maintain and enhance the historic rehab tax credit, Preservation Action, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and the National Trust sponsored an educational briefing on April 19 for congressional staff. Approximately 25 Hill staff,...