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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Historic Preservation Program
Staff Points of Contact:
Bruce G. Terrell
NOAA's primary programs that have the potential to affect historic properties are its Marine Sanctuaries Program and the Coastal Zone Management Program. Many marine sanctuaries and coastal areas contain historic shipwrecks and other kinds of archeological site, and the wreck of the Civil War ironclad Monitor in the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of North Carolina is a National Historic Landmark. NOAA has or is in the process of developing Management Plans for its 12 current National Marine Sanctuaries, and these plans include sections on dealing with historic and cultural resources. NOAA also manages a number of National Estuarine Research Reserves in conjunction with various State governments.
NOAA Web site: www.noaa.gov
NOAA's Preserve America Web site (www.preserveamerica.noaa.gov) is designed to raise awareness within the agency of President Bush's Preserve America Executive Order 13287, which calls on Federal agencies to step up efforts to preserve, protect, and promote the heritage resources in their care.
From historic maps and charts, to shipwrecks, rare books, and scientific instruments, NOAA is the steward of rare treasures that unveil not only the beginnings of the agency, but the history of the Nation.
NOAA's Preserve America Web site highlights several of the agency's heritage resource preservation success stories, and informs visitors, primarily NOAA employees, of how they can get involved in Preserve America.