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Archaeology: The Past Comes Alive in Our National Forests

In August 1888, 650 men and officers from forts Douglas, Bridger, and Duchesne gathered in Strawberry Valley, Utah, outside of Salt Lake City, for the first large-scale army maneuvers in the West. Although small by modern standards, this exercise was a major event in military preparedness. Its...


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On the Hill: Huge Wins for Historic Preservation in Senate-Passed Public Lands Package (Updated 3/12)

Editor's Note: On Tuesday, March 12 the president signed the Public Lands package into law . Learn more about how the Natural Resources Management Act preserves historic resources and cultural landscapes, including the Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia, Historically Black Colleges and...

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National Trust Comments on Public Lands Package (January 2019)

The National Trust submitted a letter in support of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a bipartisan package of more than 100 bills with provisions protecting and preserving our public lands and cultural resources. The bill addresses key National Trust priority issues and historic...

Public Lands Package - National Trust for Historic Preservation - January 2019.pdf


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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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Members of Congress Stand Up for Bear Ears

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s legal defense of the Bears Ears National Monument took another step forward last month when a variety of stakeholders filed briefs in support of the monument designation. The lawsuit contends that the Trump administration exceeded its authority...

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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 (November 8, 2018 | Public Policy Webinar)

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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It Takes a Coalition: Preserving George Washington’s Princeton Battlefield

By Jim Lighthizer Coalitions are vital for harnessing the power of strong, unified voices and inspiring concerted action. Where a single voice would not be enough to succeed, forming an alliance of like-minded preservation organizations can shift the balance. Over a span of two years, the ...

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On the Hill: Key Legislative Priorities Advancing as Clock Winds Down on the 115th Congress

By Government Relations Staff To receive regular updates from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s government relations team, sign up for our new monthly newsletter. “It’s a Good Day for Public Lands” On October 2 the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced ...

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National Trust Comments on National Parks Deferred Maintenance Bill and LWCF Reauthorization and Funding Bill to Senate Committee (October 2018)

The National Trust provided comments in support of the Restore our Parks Act (S. 3172) and the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act (S. 569) ahead of a meeting of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on October 2, 2018. The Committee voted to advance both...

NTHP Comments SENR Markup 10-2-2018 FINAL.pdf