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On the Hill: Historic Tax Credit Update, Bears Ears, Transportation, Disaster Relief, and World War I Monuments

By Government Affairs Staff As we head into the last month of 2017, a number of critical issues related to historic preservation are looming on the hill—from the future of the historic tax credit (HTC) to some good news connected to the protection of World War I memorials. Credit:...

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On the Hill: Bill to Overhaul the Antiquities Act Moves Forward in the House, Tax Reform Update

Editor's Note: We have updated our recent piece on the current critical moment regarding the protection of the federal historic tax credit (HTC). Today the House Ways and Means Committee released a tax reform bill that eliminates the federal HTC. The bill language is not surprising—it...

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National Trust Statement on the National Monument Creation and Protection Act (H.R. 3990) (October 11, 2017)

On October 11, the Natural Resources Committee in the House of Representative is meeting to consider legislation to overhaul the Antiquities Act—our nation’s first preservation law dedicated to protecting historic, prehistoric, and scientific features on our public lands. H.R. 3990, introduced...

NTHP Testimony HR 3990 National Monuments 10-11-17.pdf


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National Trust comments to Secretary Zinke - National Monument Review July 2017

The National Trust for Historic Preservation submitted the following comments to Secretary Zinke regarding the review of certain national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act since 1996. These monuments are an integral part of preserving our shared American heritage on the nation's...

NTHP Comments - National Monument Review DOI SKM July 2017.pdf


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Forum Webinar: National Monuments Under Review: A Look at the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on the Antiquities Act

On Wednesday, June 21, as part of its ongoing webinar series, Preservation Leadership Forum hosted “ National Monuments Under Review: A Look at the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on the Antiquities Act .” Bears Ears | Credit: Donald J. Rommes This webinar examined the Trump...

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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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Slide Deck: National Monuments Under Review Webinar

This is the slide deck for the webinar "National Monuments Under Review: A Look at the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on the Antiquities Act" which streamed on June 21, 2017. #AntiquitiesAct #ForumWebinar

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National Monuments Under Review: A Look at the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on the Antiquities Act (June 21, 2017 | Forum Webinar)

Join Robert Rosenbaum, Josh Ewing and staff from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to examine the Trump Administration’s review of certain national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act since 1996, including the Bears Ears National Monument. #ForumWebinar #AntiquitiesAct


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A Grand Precedent: The Supreme Court and the Grand Canyon National Monument

Last week President Donald Trump issued an executive order directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to conduct a review of at least 24 large national monuments on federal public lands and to make recommendations for their reduction or revocation. While size appears to be a central concern—the...

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Testimony: Examining the Consequences of Executive Branch Overreach of the Antiquities Act (May 2, 2017)

Testimony submitted by Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Federal Lands on May 2, 2017 regarding "Examining the Consequences of Executive Branch Overreach of the Antiquities Act." Testimony...

NTHP Testimony HNR Federal Lands Antiquities Act Hearing 5-2-17.pdf