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Preservation Advocacy During the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress

In this Forum Webinar, preservation partners, congressional staff, and National Trust’s staff team for a presentation on the most pressing policy issues facing the preservation community in the months ahead. Advocates will discuss early priorities of the Biden Administration and the 117th...

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Looking Back on 2020: Where Do We Go From Here?

At the heart of our work as historic preservationists is the philosophy of acknowledging and managing change. Every place, landscape, or piece of cultural heritage we strive to protect is affected by external factors that can be attributed to both human and natural intervention. Our challenge...

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Update on the Journey to Protect Bears Ears and the Antiquities Act (Updated 1/21/21)

Biden Administration Acts Quickly on Bears Ears National Monument: As one of President Biden’s first acts in Office, an Executive Order was issued on January 20, 2021 directing the Secretary of the Interior to review the revocation of the Bears Ears National Monument, Grand Staircase...

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The Road to the Great American Outdoors Act: Now Law

By Priya Chhaya and Pam Bowman The Great American Outdoors Act is now law. For many years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation in collaboration with our local, state, and national partners have successfully made the case that establishing a dedicated fund for National Park Service ...

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On the Hill: House Considering FY21 Appropriations with Historic Funding Levels for the Historic Preservation Fund

Editor’s Note: The House of Representatives passed H.R. 7608—a package of four appropriations bills including the FY21 Interior Appropriations bill—by a vote of 224 to 189 on Friday, July 24, 2020. This week, the House is considering legislation that would provide a new record high of $136...

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On the Hill: Senate (and the House) Passes Historic Parks and Public Lands Bill (Updated 7/22/20)

Editor's Note: After Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act on June 17, 2020, the National Trust turned our attention to the House where we worked closely with key stakeholders in preparation for a House vote. In a few short weeks, the House companion bill (H.R. 7092) garnered...

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Preservation Community Outlines Priorities to Congress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Many of us are approaching the two-month mark of a new way of living, working, and responding to the lifestyle and economic conditions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Nonprofit organizations and others continue to operate in a state of economic crisis due to the loss of revenue from...

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National Trust Testimony on Oak Flat (March 2020)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation submitted written testimony for the record of a hearing held by the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States in the House on March 12, 2020. The hearing was titled “the irreparable environmental and cultural impacts of the proposed...

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National Trust Sign-on Letter Supporting FY21 Bureau of Land Management Appropriations (March 2020)

National Trust Sign-on Letter Supporting : The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Conservation Lands Foundation, the Coalition for American Heritage, the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (NATHPO), and 84 additional national, state, and local organizations...

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On the Hill: Historic Parks and Public Lands Bill Emerges in the Senate

By: Pam Bowman, Janelle DiLuccia, and Christine Grubbs Editor's Note (Update 6/8/20): After changes to the congressional calendar due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, the Senate delayed consideration of the Great American Outdoors Act until the week of June 8. The preservation...

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