2021 October Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Still Time to CAMP in California
The Ocean is Moving In
NPS Grants Available
Designating California!
SHRC Meeting Oct. 29
Conferences, Trainings, and more....
News & Updates
Engage in Cultural Heritage and Climate Action
Arts, culture and heritage have immense power to drive climate action and support just transitions by communities toward a low carbon, climate resilient world. Culture is uniquely positioned to enhance the understanding of climate change and its urgency within a diverse set of communities, to help advance changes that are needed in order to meet the urgency before us.
 
The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is actively working in this area in order to help ensure that cultural heritage values are part of climate action to help create thriving communities into the future. This unique stewardship role allows more thoughtful and long-term partnerships with tribal governments, adjacent communities, and non-traditional partners in the environmental sector, to create larger landscape solutions that are more holistic.

In addition to leading the state agency Cultural Resources Climate Change Task Force, the OHP serves as co-chair to the global Climate Heritage Network (CHN) a volunteer organization instituted to gather the arts, culture, and heritage world to join in climate action. Creating paths for collaboration, raising awareness of the benefits of the arts, culture, and heritage communities, and managing frameworks for greater ambition, the CHN an Official Observer at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland October 31-November 12, 2021, has organized or is participating in several sessions, many of which are available to view virtually. You are invited to join along, join in, and help to drive the common goals of cultural heritage stewardship and climate action! To find out more about events at COP26, go to: www.cultureatcop.com.

The CHN also has partnered with Historic England in presenting a series of free webinars that explore the contributions cultural heritage provides towards the goals of a net zero carbon environment. These webinars will take place on Fridays in October and November. The OHP is directly involved in several, such as the Building reuse and Global Strategies for Elevating Arts +Culture + Heritage.

Registration for the webinars is free. For details and to register, please visit: Registration for Historic England Climate Friday Webinar Series.

NOTE: Webinars streamed from the UK at 3 pm are viewed live at 7 am PDT in California. These webinars are recorded and made available through the Historic England registration page.

Webinar Schedule
08 October: Building reuse is climate action!
15 October: Heritage in Climate Planning (HiCLIP): Everyone else is doing it so why can’t we?
22 October:  Global Strategy for Elevating Arts + Culture + Heritage: Voices at the 2021 UN Climate Conference (COP26)
29 October:  Communicating the Role of Culture and Heritage in Climate Action  
05 November: The Models: Supporting Climate Action by Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples
12 November: Cultural Heritage Case for valuing traditional knowledge as climate change technology

California Addresses Sea Level Rise
Global warming is contributing to increasing sea level rise around the world. For California, the rise will directly impact beaches, coastal and inland communities, and valued natural and historic resources.

The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) and its climate partners recently launched the nation's first ever statewide campaign to raise awareness about this climate threat. "The Ocean is Moving In" campaign educates the public about the serious realities of sea level rise, while also offering information and actionable ideas on what can be done to address the problem. As Mark Gold, CNRA's Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy noted, "Various adaptation strategies like coastal wetlands and living shorelines can make communities more resilient to seal level rise, but we can't wait any longer to implement them."aining. We hope to see you at CAMP!

Still Time to CAMP in California

There is still time to register for free, online CAMP trainings, hosted by the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and four of California's Certified Local Governments. Our September training hosted by the City of Glendale was a great success, and there are more trainings on the way!

The Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP) is the signature training program of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC), providing high-quality, engaging, and informative training to historic preservation boards and commissions of all types.
 
The cities of Sacramento and Riverside will host this month's trainings online on October 21-22, and 27-28, respectively. Pre-registration is required.
 
Go to CAMP-October to register and review the list of topics being presented at each training. We hope to see you at CAMP!

Telling the History of Equality and Civil Rights in America

The National Park Service (NPS) is now accepting applications for two grant programs that support efforts to preserve the places and tell the stories associated with the struggles for equal and civil rights in America.

History of Equal Rights Grants help to preserve sites related to the struggle of all people to achieve equal rights in America.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021.

African American Civil Rights Grant Program supports efforts to identify, document, and preserve sites associated with African American struggles to achieve the full rights of citizenship.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021.
New Grant Program from the NTHP
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) announces a new, one-time grant program: Telling the Full History Preservation Fund. Made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities' American Rescue Plan Humanities Grantmaking Program, grants will be given to help interpret and preserve historic places of importance to underrepresented communities.

Preservation, history, and other humanities-based non-profit organizations are eligible to apply as are tribal, local, and state preservation offices, commissions, and planning offices, among others.

The NTHP will accept applications to the program beginning in November 2021. For those interested in the program, you can subscribe to the NTHP grant interest email list to receive updates.

Designating California!
Education & Events
SCA Southern Data Sharing Meeting
Having recently concluded a successful Northern Data Sharing meeting, the Society for California Archaeology (SCA) is now accepting registrations for the Southern Data Sharing Meeting scheduled to take place October 16, 2021 at Joshua Tree National Park. Data sharing meetings provide an opportunity to share and learn about the latest research, developments, and best practices in archaeology. The meeting is free, but registration is required. There is a $30 park entrance fee.
CPF Preservation Design Awards Ceremony
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) will present the 2021 Preservation Design Awards at an online ceremony, October 21, 2021. In conjunction with the Awards presentation, a series of free, online events will be offered in the weeks leading up to the ceremony. Visit the CPF Awards page for ceremony and online event details and to register.
NTHP 2021 PastForward Conference
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) will hold their annual PastForward Conference online, November 2-5, 2021. This year's theme is "Lead the Change," focusing on the role of historic preservationists as change makers in communities, political and social policy, climate change, and more. Registrations are now being accepted.

In conjunction with the conference, pre- and post-conference workshops are being offered free and online, covering a variety of topics. Registration for the conference is not required. For workshop details and dates, and to sign up, visit the NTHP workshops page.
Online Learning from NPS Technical Preservation Services
The Technical Preservation Services division of the National Park Service offers free, online training modules. Topics include sustainability and rehabilitation guidelines, roof and exterior care on historic buildings, dealing with moisture issues in historic homes, tax incentives, local historic districts, and more.
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