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National Trust Testimony at the House Natural Resources Committee Historic Leasing Field Hearing (September 2018)

Tom Cassidy, vice president, Government Relations and Policy for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, testified at the House Natural Resources Committee’s oversight hearing entitled, “Historic Leasing in the National Park System: Assessing Challenges and Building on Successes.” The...

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New Theme Study Uplifts Asian American and Pacific Islander History

By Amy Guay Few would categorize preservation as disruption. The act of safeguarding structures that have been around for decades or centuries sooner implies the maintenance of an existing environment, while bulldozers are used to upend the status quo. But “ Finding a Path Forward ,” the...

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Historic Leasing Case Studies

The National Park Service (NPS) maintenances a network of 417 parks and sites that protect some of our nation’s most spectacular historic, cultural, and natural resources. However, after 100 years of operation and inconsistent public funding, the NPS faces a deferred maintenance backlog...

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Restore Our Parks Act Documents (August 2018)

Various documents related to the Restore Our Parks Act including: Summary sheet for the Restore Our Parks Act in the Senate and summary sheet for the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act in the House A Dear Colleague letter from Senate champions and a Dear Colleague letter from the House...

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Letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks on Restore Our Parks Act (7/2018)

Check out comments the National Trust for Historic Preservation submitted to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks for the July 11, 2018 hearing on the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 3172). #PublicLands #NationalParkService #repairbacklog

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HOPE Crew Four Case Studies

In 2014, the National Trust launched the HOPE (Hands-On Preservation Experience) Crew to train young adults in preservation skills, while helping to protect and restore historic sites. Youth and veterans are trained in the skills necessary to perform preservation work through a cooperative...

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On the Hill: President’s Budget Seeks Preservation Cuts. Again.

Last week President Trump sent his FY19 budget proposal to Congress. The annual ritual, replete with press photos of shrink-wrapped budget tomes and countless charts, marks the start of the formal FY19 appropriations process. Much like last year , historic preservation priorities face...

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Spring 2004 Forum Journal: Viewpoints: A Commitment to Diversity

Table of Contents Confronting Contentious Pasts: The Challenges of Interpreting "Controversial" Subjects at America's Historic Sites by Dwight Pitcaithley Preserving the Sites and Telling the Story of Japanese and American Internment by Amy Cole and Anne Gailliot Preserving...