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Update on the Journey to Protect Bears Ears and the Antiquities Act

The Antiquities Act of 1906 is the nation’s oldest law intended to protect historic features on federal public lands. Passed to address the problem of looting of archaeological sites and artifacts on public lands , it grants authority to the president to designate federally owned “historic...

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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...

NTHP Testimony re Oak Flat 3-12-20 Final.pdf


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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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The Great American Outdoors Act (2020)

On March 9, The Great American Outdoors Act (S.3422) was introduced into the senate, with 55 co-sponsors including Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Below is a one pager about the bill. This entry also includes a copy of the sign on letter...

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BLM Reorganization Sign On Letter (November 25, 2019)

On November 25, the National Trust led a letter about the impact that reorganization of the Bureau of Land Management will have on the agency’s capacity to steward the largest, most diverse and most scientifically important body of cultural resources managed by any federal agency. The letter...

Cultural Resources Sign-on Letter re BLM reorganization11.25.19.FINAL.pdf