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Comments regarding the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Kanab-Escalante Resource Area Draft Resource Management Plans (November 2018)

The National Trust and our partners at Utah Diné Bikéyah also weighed in with serious concerns regarding the draft management plan BLM developed for the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. These comments were submitted on November 30, 2018 and argue that the existing management plan...

NTHP UDB RMP Comments 11-30-2018 FINAL.PDF


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National Trust Testimony to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (December 2018)

National Trust comments to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on National Parks for a legislative hearing on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 that supports three pieces of legislation: the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act (S. 3609/H.R. 801), the...

NTHP Comments SENR SubCom Hearing 12-12-2018 FINAL.pdf


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Historic Leasing: An Innovative Approach to Preservation in our National Parks

From iconic natural landscapes like California’s Yosemite National Park to defining historic sites like Pennsylvania’s Independence Hall, national parks showcase our most significant cultural, historic, scenic, and scientific resources. Since 1916 the National Park Service (NPS) has been...

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A New Advocacy Tool for Establishing or Improving State Historic Tax Credits

By Renee Kuhlman and Shaw Sprague Is your community considering policy changes to its state historic tax credit (HTC)? The National Trust for Historic Preservation has developed a best practices guide for preservation advocates and lawmakers interested in establishing or improving their state...

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On the Hill: A Legislative Agenda in a New Congress

To receive regular updates from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s government relations team, sign up for our new monthly newsletter. Certainly, the most consequential change resulting from Tuesday’s election is the change in leadership of the House of Representatives...

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Post Midterm Elections Discussion (Public Policy Webinar | November 2018)

Staff of the Government Relations department at the National Trust for Historic Preservation discuss the potential implications of the mid-term elections for preservation policies. From enhancing the historic tax credit to addressing the backlog of deferred maintenance in our national parks,...


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Report on State Historic Tax Credits: Maximizing Preservation, Community Revitalization, and Economic Impact (November 2018)

The National Trust envisions a future where leaders who make decisions impacting our neighborhoods consider the reuse of historic buildings an essential strategy to create more inclusive, prosperous, and resilient communities. The National Trust has long supported the enactment of state historic...

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Annual Report Details Economic Benefits of the Historic Tax Credit

For the past five years, the preservation community has benefitted from a partnership between the National Park Service’s (NPS) Technical Preservation Services and Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Policy Research. Through this partnership, the NPS has produced the “ Annual Report on the...

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Historic Tax Credits and Affordable Housing (May 2018 | Public Policy Webinar)

The Historic Tax Credit has been successfully used in conjunction with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts offer a "bump-up" or a slight increase in the amount of their historic tax credits for affordable housing creation. Learn how affordable housing goals...


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Deeper Dive Into Tax Reform Bill (March 2018 | Public Policy Webinar)

Join two leading lights in the redevelopment field to further unpack elements of H.R. 1 (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) and its impacts on rehabbing historic buildings across the country. Hear Merrill Hoopengardner, President of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and her colleagues...