2019 June Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
OHP Comments on Rule Changes
Preservation Refresh
CPF Webinars
And more....

Missed an issue? Find it in our ePost Archive

News & Updates
OHP Comments on Rule Changes to the National Register
In April, our office joined the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and others, in submitting comments regarding proposed rule changes to the National Register of Historic Places. Click here to read California OHP comments .

Update: the National Park Service, in response to submitted comments, is seeking input and consultation from Tribes regarding the proposed rule changes. The deadline for written input from Tribes is July 8, 2019.
OHP Preservation Resources for a Summer Refresh

Summer is as good a time as any to refresh your historic preservation skills and knowledge, and the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) website is a good place to start. Our website offers a wide variety of information and online resources that can be easily accessed, even from that lawn chair on the back deck! So pour yourself a cool lemonade, and dive into all facets of preservation. We’ve listed a few options below to help get your preservation refresh started:

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to questions most commonly asked of our office and about historic preservation. You may even find answers to questions you never thought to ask!

Our Publications and Technical Bulletins webpage offers information on all variety of subjects such as preservation ordinances, historic structure reports, curating archaeological collections, and more.

Through our Preservation Training page, you can find videos of OHP webinars, materials from past workshop presentations, eLearning opportunities, and offerings from some of our partner organizations.

A bit fuzzy on how to designate historic properties? The Registration Programs page is the starting point for information about the four designation programs.

Our Local Government pages offer a variety of resources to help local governments seeking to incorporate historic preservation into their planning and decision making.

Information and resources are available as well on our webpages for Section 106 , Historic Contexts , Incentives , Disasters and Historic Resources , and more. Expanding your understanding of historic preservation is just a click away!
 Hands On Preservation for the Summer

For those who want to refresh their dedication to preservation in a more hands on style, HistoriCorps is offering volunteer preservation opportunities this summer and fall in California.

HistoriCorps is a non-profit that works with local, state, and national public agencies, and park and forest services to repair and restore historic properties, while teaching volunteers the skills and importance of preservation work. All meals, tools, training, safety equipment, and materials are provided by HistoriCorps.

California projects for 2019:

Bodie-Benton Railroad Office , Bodie State Historic Park
June 16-21, June 23-28

Jamison Barn , Plumas-Eureka State Park
August 11-16, August 18-23

Harkness Peak Fire Lookout , Lassen Volcanic National Park
September 15-20, September 22-27

North Bloomfield School , Malakoff-Diggins State Historic Park
September 15-20, September 22-27, September 29-October 4, October 6-11

Visit the HistoriCorps Volunteer page for additional details.

Not able to participate in any of the HistoriCorps projects? Consider contacting a historical or preservation organization in your area to see if there are any preservation projects going on in your community. Visit our Partners page for a list of some of the local organizations active in preserving California's heritage.


Image: Harkness Peak Fire Lookout. Courtesy of HistoriCorps.
Education & Events
California Preservation Foundation Webinars
National Preservation Law Conference, June 25
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) in partnership with Georgetown Law is hosting the National Preservation Law Conference , June 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Preservation attorneys, scholars, and professionals will present and discuss the latest developments and trends in historic preservation law. For those who cannot attend the conference in person, there is the opportunity to attend virtually via the conference live-stream. Registration is required for both in-person and online.

Designating California!
June is LGBTQ Pride Month !
News from California State Parks
Now through an online news feed, you can keep up on the latest news from California State Parks, our parent department. Subscribe Here.

(Subscribing to this service will not change your subscription to the OHP ePost and other news; that service will continue as before)