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Olympic National Park: Preserving History in Wilderness Areas

In the mid-1960s, Congress recognized that the increased rate of human development needed to be balanced by efforts to preserve the nation’s natural and cultural resources. This awareness led to the passage of both the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. ...

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Forum Journal - Current Issues/Non-Member view

Forum Journal Forum Journal, is published quarterly by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The latest four issues are available only to members of Preservation Leadership Forum. Not a Forum member? You can have a sneak peak of the issue topics below. What is Preservation Leadership...


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Digging Through the Archives: How We Have Celebrated the National Historic Preservation Act

In the introduction to the fall 2016/winter 2017 issue of the Forum Journal , which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Tom Mayes notes that “the NHPA made a profound difference in the lives of all Americans. Yet, just as Americans are largely...

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“More Concerned with Greed than with History”?: Further Insight on Historic Preservation Loan Programs

By John H. Sprinkle Jr. Soon after “‘Now that the Slums are Fashionable’: The Origins of Section 104 of the National Historic Preservation Act” appeared in the fall 2016/winter 2017 issue of the Forum Journal , a colleague at the National Park Service (NPS) showed up...

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Forum Journal: Significance Is Always Intangible: An Interview with the Keepers of the National Register

Earlier this year Preservation Leadership Forum published the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 issue of the Forum Journal . In that issue, “Fifty Years of Heritage So Rich: The National Historic Preservation Act,” authors sought to represent the breadth the Act and the programs it initiated,...

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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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Letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The National Trust submitted the following letter on October 4, 2016 to the Army Corps of Engineers about the need to ensure that permitting for the Dakota Access Pipeline complies with the National Historic Preservation Act. Also available: Read National Trust Applauds Decision Decision Not...

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Letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The National Trust submitted the following letter on October 4, 2016 to the Army Corps of Engineers about the need to ensure that permitting for the Dakota Access Pipeline complies with the National Historic Preservation Act. Also available: Read National Trust Applauds Decision Decision Not...


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How Pruitt-Igoe Became a National Historic Landmark

By Michael Allen In preparation for the upcoming Forum Journal issue on the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, we are re-printing this piece by Michael Allen. It has been updated from it's original form. In August 2016 the city of St. Louis sold the 33 acres...

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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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