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Historic Leasing Opportunities in America’s Newest National Park—and Across the Country

Historic leasing plays an important part in protecting historic assets and increasing community engagement in America’s most recently designated national park. Indiana Dunes National Park —formerly Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore—manages multiple leases for a variety of purposes, including...

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On the Hill: Final FY19 Appropriations Passes, Finally; Preview of Big Wins for Public Lands

Facing a Friday deadline—the current short-term funding bill expires today, February 15—congressional negotiators reached an agreement to address border security and finalize the remaining FY19 appropriations bills earlier this week. The House of Representatives and Senate approved the measure...

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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


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Restore Our Parks Act Documents (August 2018)

Various documents related to the Restore Our Parks Act including: Summary sheet for the Restore Our Parks Act in the Senate and summary sheet for the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act in the House A Dear Colleague letter from Senate champions and a Dear Colleague letter from the House...

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On the Hill: Appropriations, National Park Maintenance, New Historic Tax Credit Bill, and Greater Chaco Legislation

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. Credit: Architect of the Capitol House Passes Interior Appropriations Bill On July 19 the House of...

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Letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks on Restore Our Parks Act (7/2018)

Check out comments the National Trust for Historic Preservation submitted to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks for the July 11, 2018 hearing on the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 3172). #PublicLands #NationalParkService #repairbacklog

NTHP Testimony SENR National Parks SubCom Hearing 7-11-2018.pdf


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Addressing Deferred Maintenance Through Dedicated Funding and Public-Private Partnerships

Our national parks tell the stories of remarkable people and events in our nation’s history. The network of 417 parks and sites stewarded by the National Park Service (NPS) spans more than 84 million acres across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and many U.S. territories. Unfortunately,...

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HOPE Crew Four Case Studies

In 2014, the National Trust launched the HOPE (Hands-On Preservation Experience) Crew to train young adults in preservation skills, while helping to protect and restore historic sites. Youth and veterans are trained in the skills necessary to perform preservation work through a cooperative...

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On the Hill: Tackling Deferred Maintenance in National Parks

The National Park System is one of our nation’s best ideas—a network of 417 parks and sites that protect spectacular historic, cultural, and natural resources and tell the stories of remarkable people and events in our country’s history. The National Park Service (NPS) is responsible for...

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