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The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recently released the findings of a task force charged with formulating recommendations to improve the availability of digital and geospatial information about historic properties in an effort to inform federal project planning. ACHP member Jordan Tannenbaum, also chairman of the task force, spoke with ACHP Office of Federal Agency Programs Senior Program Analyst Blythe Semmer about the recommendations and the next steps, as we continue our Historic Preservation Month video series.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation approved Emergency Situation Procedures the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will use to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response undertakings.


The ACHP continued its Historic Preservation Month video series with an interview with Jonathan Beck of the Alexander Company. He talks about his career in historic preservation and the interesting projects on which he has worked.

Lynne Richmond interviews Jon Beck
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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Chairman Aimee Jorjani spoke with Nick Redding, the Executive Director of Preservation Maryland and Vice Chairman of Preservation Partners Network about the importance of historic preservation and how it fits into recovery after the coronavirus quarantine. They also discuss what people can do to support historic sites right now.

Aimee Jorjani and Nick Redding
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the invitation of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is now a member of the America 250 Parks, Preservation, and Public Spaces Task Force (P3). Chairman Aimee Jorjani last week attended the first meeting of the task force convened to promote preservation of parks and historic sites for the commemoration of the nation’s 250th birthday in 2026.