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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: The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Great American Outdoors Act on Friday, March 13. ACHP Chairman Aimee Jorjani said, “The ACHP applauds the support of...

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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. #repairbacklog #Advocacy #PublicLands

Great American Outdoors Act NTHP 1pager.pdf


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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


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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,...