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National Marine Sanctuaries: Protecting History Underwater

In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the National Marine Sanctuaries Act , which authorized the Secretary of Commerce to designate and protect areas of the marine environment that possess special national significance. This federal law was the first to specifically call for the protection of...

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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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“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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Shifting the Paradigm from Demolition to Reuse: New Tools

By Will Cook and Tom Mayes What would be the biggest potential game-changer for the future of historic preservation? From our perspective, it would be to shift the paradigm from a default assumption of demolition to one of building reuse. This topic was discussed at “Old Buildings,...

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With Heritage Still So Rich: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act

A special National Park Service Supplement to Preservation News (a National Trust publication) published in 1986. #ForumJournal #JournalEnhancedContent #NEPA #Legal

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