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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Promoting Historic Preservation Across the Nation


The ACHP promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of the nation’s diverse historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

News


ACHP Invites Public To Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced a public meeting to receive comments on the effects to historic properties from the increase of aircraft, including the EA-18A Growler, and air

ACHP Observes Native American Heritage Month

As the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation commemorates 2018 Native American Heritage Month, ACHP Expert Member Dorothy Lippert of the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History, spoke with us about Native Amer

ACHP Issues Program Comment on VA Properties

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced the issuance of a Program Comment that provides the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an alternative way to comply with its responsibilities under Section

The Federal Preservation Process


You have a voice when it comes to preserving your community's history. The Section 106 review process can help you make a difference in your area.

Section 106 Cases Involving ACHP

Preservation Success Stories


The Section 106 process can result in great success with projects large and small. Read the success stories below and learn how to nominate a worthy case for a spotlight story.

Preservation Initiatives


Preservation touches issues across the country that impact a wide range of citizens and communities.

Preserve America


Preserve America is a federal initiative that encourages and supports efforts to preserve and enjoy the priceless cultural and natural heritage of a community. The goals of the program include a greater shared knowledge about the nation's past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country's cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of all communities.

Community Spotlight

  • The fully restored Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge, built in 1915 and reopened in 2000, links the City of Yuma and the Quechan Indian Nation.
    Yuma, Arizona

    Yuma, Arizona (population 82,800) is situated in the southwestern corner of the state. Located on the Colorado River, Yuma’s granite outcroppings created one of the few safe and convenient crossings of the once mighty waterway. Westward expansion in the 19th century coursed through Yuma, as more than 60,000 pioneers crossed the river in 1849 on their way to the Gold Rush.

    Yuma, Arizona (population 82,800) is situated in the southwestern corner of the state. Located on the Colorado River, Yuma’s granite outcroppings created one of the few safe and convenient crossings of the once mighty waterway.