Washington, D.C. - On December 9, the National Park Service Centennial Act passed the Senate, the last piece of legislation from the 114th Congress. The bill had been passed by the House previously and contains amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) that the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) had been pursuing for several years. These include the conversion of the ACHP chairman to a full-time position, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, and the addition of the General Chairman of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO) as a voting member of the ACHP. The President signed the bill into law on December 16.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Tribes) hosted more than 100 federal and state officials on August 24-25 at the Event Center on the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, for a Treaty Rights Seminar intended to improve the federal trust relationship
Join our friends at the National Park Service in supporting their theme study of LGBTQ heritage. Read about how to get involved with the initiative here and honor diversity in the national historic preservation program.
The first phase of a memorial honoring the nation's first African American Marines was dedicated at a July 29 ceremony in Jacksonville, NC. (Read the Washington Post story here.)
The National Montford Point Marine Memorial is named after the camp where some 20,000 African Americans underwent Marine Corps training in the 1940s. The service branch was opened to them following President Franklin Roosevelt's 1941 signing of Executive Order 8802, which prohibited racial discrimination in the armed forces.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) executed the amendment to the 2001 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for the Collocation of Wireless Antennas (Amendment) among the Federal Communications Commission, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) and the ACHP. The purpose of this Amendment is to streamline 5G infrastructure deployment, and to continue to reduce the need for new tower construction that could potentially affect historic properties.