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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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Land Use

General term used to describe how land is or may be utilized or developed, whether for industrial, commercial, residential or agricultural purposes, or as open space. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws...

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Preserving Our History in the Wild: The Saga of the Monte Wolf Cabin

The historic Monte Wolfe cabin, deep in the wilderness of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, seemed destined until recently to become a mere object of local lore. The cabin is the former dwelling site of a legendary hermit and trapper who survived in the wild for more than seven years during...

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Wrapping up the 113th Congress: How Did Preservation Fare?

Full reporting provided by National Trust Government Relations Staff View of the Capitol from Lincoln's Cottage. | Credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation Having arrived at the end of an even-numbered year, we find ourselves at the close of...

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Historic Green Mountain Lookout Now Saved!

Amid the devastation following a landslide near the rural town of Darrington, Washington, President Obama has signed a bill into law to save the threatened Green Mountain fire lookout, an emblem of the region’s heritage. On April 3, U.S. Senator Patty Murray offered moving testimony ...

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National Preservation Conference: Thoughts from November 1

What do you get when you put together a large group of preservationists a series of education sessions and opportunities to network? That's right. Day 2 of the National Preservation Conference. Sign at the Bing Crosby Theater, site of the Conversation Starters. The...

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Conversation Starter: You Say Wilderness I Say Preservation

On the morning of November 1 the National Preservation Conference had its first Conversation Starter. Held at the historic Bing Crosby Theater You Say Wilderness, I say Preservation! Good vs. Good on Public Lands and Beyond examined the roles of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the National...

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Walmart Drops Wilderness Battlefield Site: Reflecting on a Preservation Success

On January 26, 2011, the retail giant Walmart announced that it will preserve and not develop its 52-acre site on the Wilderness Battlefield and adjacent to the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park in Orange County, Va. We commend Walmart for changing its development plan to...