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WASHINGTON, DC –Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Vice Chairman Jordan Tannenbaum signed an agreement on December 6 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (FS) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers that permits the FS to defer and phase its identification and consideration of historic properties for large landscape projects. This is an effort to move urgent projects forward while more effectively considering their effects on historic properties.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will host its next business meeting on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 1:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. EDT. Due to continuing COVID-related precautions, the meeting will take place using Zoom conferencing. There will be no in-person attendance and, due to technical limitations, only ACHP and ACHP members and staff will be able to watch live. However, a recording of the meeting will be posted on the ACHP website and the ACHP YouTube Channel when the proceedings conclude.

In this episode of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's podcast, Preservation Perspectives, the ACHP commemorated Native American Heritage Month 2021 by talking with Shasta Gaughen, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers Chair, and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Pala Band of the Mission Indians in California. Dr. Gaughen spoke with host, Luke Nichter, about what it's like to be a THPO, how ACHP's trainings have been a big help to THPOs, and what the federal government can do to better work with tribes on historic preservation.

WASHINGTON, D.C.The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in Washington, D.C has favorably reported the nomination of Professor Sara Bronin to become chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). President Joe Biden nominated Bronin in June for the chairman position, and she testified before the Senate committee on September 21.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– The rehabilitation project of the World War II-era Black Officers Club at Fort Leonard Wood, MO was honored with the National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation during the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual PastForward Conference National Preservation Awards on Thursday, November 4.

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