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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Effective 5 p.m. EST March 5, Office of Federal Agency Programs (OFAP) Director Reid J. Nelson will become acting executive director of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP).

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today informed the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) it will avail itself of the 45-day time limit to issue comments to the Secretary of Agriculture as part of the termination process for the Section 106 review of the Resolution Copper Project and Southeast Arizona Land Exchange, Tonto National Forest (TNF) in Arizona. Earlier this week, USFS announced it would rescind the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft Record of Decision (ROD), placing the land transfer on hold.

By Gillian Carmien
Rutgers University, History and Political Science Major

 

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's podcast, Preservation Perspectives, focused on the effort to create Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park in this episode, featuring Robert Stanton, former ACHP Expert Member, National Park Service Director and current Vice President of the Rosenwald Park Campaign.

A law was recently passed to require the National Park Service to conduct a special resource study, the first significant step toward creating the first national park to honor a Jewish American. Some of Rosenwald's greatest accomplishments center on his philanthropy that helped thousands of African American students, scholars, artists, writers, and others in the early part of the 20th century.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announce the call for nominations for the 2021 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. This joint award honors an outstanding project that has advanced the goals of historic preservation while promoting affordable housing, community revitalization, and/or enhanced economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income families.

Submissions are due April 16, 2021.