The Section 106 Basics is a one-day overview course for early-career cultural resources practitioners as well as managers/decision makers from federal agencies, State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations, applicants in the Section 106 process, and others.

Click here for details about the Washington, D.C. course.

Every other year, NAPC gathers preservation commissioners and staff for FORUM, where we can all learn from one another and from a host of experts. This July we return to our organization’s roots in the South and to the home of the oldest Mardi Gras festival in the country, Mobile, Alabama. Not only a vibrant community with a rich history and a fantastic array of heritage assets, Mobile also exemplifies so many cities across the country today, facing the challenge of development pressures as a result of the Great Recession, keeping historic districts relevant, climate impact, and political winds.

We look forward to continuing the national dialogue from previous FORUMs in such a remarkable community. This issue provides a small preview of the great things to see and hear at FORUM 2016.

June 17-Washington, D.C.-Four preservation officers today received Historic Preservation Awards from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for their outstanding efforts to protect America's diverse cultural and historical heritage. Created by the National Historic Preservation Act, the awards are the only congressionally mandated, cabinet-level recognition program acknowledging the dedication and expertise of historic preservation professionals within federal, tribal, state, and local government agencies.

In recognition of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 on display in Exhibition Hall, the Capitol Visitor Center presents this day-long menu of activities.

The ACHP is pleased to make you aware of an event at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in Washington, D.C., on September 23. The “Preservation Day” event for the general public, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature interpreters using artifacts to demonstrate preservation efforts within the Capitol, a tour of the Brumidi Corridors, and a talk on a 19th century congressionally funded expedition to preserve historic plants. Speakers will include Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers (10 a.m.), followed by ACHP Expert Member and former Director of the National Park Service Robert G. Stanton (10:15 a.m.). The ACHP will have a presence next to a display featuring the National Historic Preservation Act. Admission is free, and all guests are welcome. The Capitol Visitor Center, the main entrance to the U.S. Capitol, is located beneath the East Front plaza of the U.S. Capitol at First Street and East Capitol Street.