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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 Meets for Fall Business

Members of the ACHP met October 4 at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. for their fall business meeting. In the midst of a busy day in the Senate and at the Capitol, members engaged in a wide-ranging group of topics.

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.

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Permian Basin

Chaves, Eddy, and Lea County, New Mexico

Innovative Approach is Model for Energy Development and Cultural Resource Management

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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.