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Home News ACHP Delivers Executive Order Report to President
ACHP Delivers Executive Order Report to President
Signed by President Bush March 3, 2003, Executive order 13287: "Preserve America" complements the Preserve America initiative. The order establishes Federal policy to provide leadership in preserving America’s heritage by actively advancing the protection, enhancement, and contemporary use of the historic properties owned by the Federal Government.
The order also encourages agencies to seek partnerships with State, tribal, and local governments and the private sector to make more efficient and informed use of these resources for economic development and other recognized public benefits. In addition, it directs the Secretary of Commerce, working with other agencies, to use existing authorities and resources to assist in the development of local and regional heritage tourism programs that are a significant feature of many State and local economies.
As required by the order, the ACHP delivered the first report on implementation of the Executive Order to the President on February 15, 2006.