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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

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A Preservationist’s Perspective on the Land Trust Rally

Preservation and land trust professionals share a common goal: saving places that matter to our communities. We understand the value and importance of not only identifying and protecting important resources but also using these resources in meaningful and sustainable ways. We share a critical...

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On the Hill: Bill to Overhaul the Antiquities Act Moves Forward in the House, Tax Reform Update

Update (12/20/2017): After more than five years of consistent advocacy, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, together with our partners at the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and the Historic Tax Credit Coalition, is pleased to report that the 20 percent historic tax...

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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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National Trust Statement on the National Monument Creation and Protection Act (H.R. 3990) (October 11, 2017)

On October 11, the Natural Resources Committee in the House of Representative is meeting to consider legislation to overhaul the Antiquities Act—our nation’s first preservation law dedicated to protecting historic, prehistoric, and scientific features on our public lands. H.R. 3990, introduced...

NTHP Testimony HR 3990 National Monuments 10-11-17.pdf


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The Ghost of Kit Carson: Women’s History Along the Santa Fe Trail

By Bonnie J. Clark The Forum Blog is publishing a series about women's history and historic preservation. This post is the first case study in the series. Interested in discussing this post with other readers? Sign up for Forum Connect . When you imagine the Santa Fe Trail , what do you...

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National Trust comments to Secretary Zinke - National Monument Review July 2017

The National Trust for Historic Preservation submitted the following comments to Secretary Zinke regarding the review of certain national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act since 1996. These monuments are an integral part of preserving our shared American heritage on the nation's...

NTHP Comments - National Monument Review DOI SKM July 2017.pdf


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Letter to Congress on Deferred Maintenance at the National Park Service submitted on May 22, 2017

A copy of our national sign-on historic preservation letter to Congress asking their support for preserving historic and cultural sites in the National Park system. #PublicLands #repairbacklog #congress #NationalParkService

Historic Preservation DM National Sign-on Letter FINAL.pdf


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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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