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Last week marked President Joe Biden’s fifth designation of a national monument, setting aside nearly 1 million acres as the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni—Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in Arizona.


WASHINGTON, D.C.— Nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students last week completed an almost four-week internship called Cultural Heritage in the Forest (CHIF). It is a collaboration among the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), USDA Forest Service’s Heritage Program, Wayne National Forest in Ohio, and Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. CHIF is a hands-on program for students at HBCUs, training them in cultural resources management, historic preservation, and conservation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chair Sara C. Bronin today administered the oath of office to three new ACHP members: Governor Member John Carney of Delaware and Expert Members Frank G. Matero of Delaware and Charles L. Ward III of California. President Joe Biden appointed Carney to a term ending June 2025 and Matero and Ward to terms ending June 2027.

Members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation met July 12 in Washington, D.C., for their summer business meeting. The proceedings were broadcast on Facebook Live and are available on the ACHP's YouTube channel here

Chair Sara Bronin welcomed the newest ACHP member: the Council on Environmental Quality, which replaced the Department of Education as a voting member on the ACHP.