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On the Hill: Building on Appropriations Success and Protecting Public Lands

Despite the highly polarized political environment, Congress is making progress on funding bills and legislation relevant to the historic preservation community. Read on for a roundup of current bills and advocacy efforts. To receive regular updates from the National Trust for Historic...

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Addressing Deferred Maintenance Through Dedicated Funding and Public-Private Partnerships

Our national parks tell the stories of remarkable people and events in our nation’s history. The network of 417 parks and sites stewarded by the National Park Service (NPS) spans more than 84 million acres across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and many U.S. territories. Unfortunately,...

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On the Hill: Tackling Deferred Maintenance in National Parks

The National Park System is one of our nation’s best ideas—a network of 417 parks and sites that protect spectacular historic, cultural, and natural resources and tell the stories of remarkable people and events in our country’s history. The National Park Service (NPS) is responsible for...

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National Trust Testimony H.R. 5210 AND H.R. 2584 on Maintance Backlog (March 20, 2018)

Testimony by Tom Cassidy, vice president, Government Relations and Policy for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to the House Natural Resources Committee // Subcommittee on Federal Lands during a legislative hearing on H.R. 5210 and H.R. 2584 on March 20, 1018. #testimony ...

NTHP Testimony HNRC Federal Lands SubCom Hearing 3-20-2018.pdf


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On the Hill: Big Wins for Preservation in Long-Awaited Final FY18 Appropriations

By Tom Cassidy and Janelle DiLuccia A little more than a year ago, President Donald Trump sent his first budget request to Congress, outlining his administration’s priorities and proposing major cuts to historic preservation and many other domestic programs. After five stop-gap spending...

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The Land and Water Conservation Fund: A Key Preservation Tool Set to Expire

For more than half a century, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been the principal funding mechanism for adding to our national parks, forests, and other public lands. But unless Congress acts to reauthorize the LWCF, this key tool will expire on September 30, 2018. The LWCF...

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Angelo Baca: Bears Ears and Working with Native Communities to Preserve Public Lands

In his proclamation establishing the Bears Ears National Monument , President Barack Obama included this moment of poetry: “From earth to sky, the region is unsurpassed in wonders. The star-filled nights and natural quiet of the Bears Ears area transport visitors to an earlier eon. Against an...

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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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Sign On Letter: Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act (H.R. 4532) (February 13, 2018)

On February 13, the National Trust sent a letter to the House Natural Resources Committee opposing legislation that would remove more than 1.1 million acres from the Bears Ears National Monument, including some of the most significant and highly visited archaeological areas. The Shash Jáa...

Sign on Letter HR 4532.pdf


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National Trust Testimony on Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act (January 9, 2018)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation provided testimony on legislation to revoke the Bears Ears National Monument designation and replace it with two small monuments covering just 15 percent of the cultural landscape protected by the original monument. Vice President for Government...

NTHP Testimony - H.R. 4532 Bears Ears_.pdf