2019 August Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Biennial CalTHPO-SHPO Summit
SurveyLA Data Now Online
Free E-Learning from the ACHP
And more....

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News & Updates
Biennial CalTHPO-SHPO Summit
The Biennial California Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (CalTHPO)-State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Summit was held in Lincoln, California, July 24-26, 2019. The steering committee, comprised of THPOs and SHPO staff, organized a full agenda with the event hosted by the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC). The Summit provided an opportunity for representatives of California tribes, the OHP, and local, state, and federal agencies, to discuss a variety of topics and issues related to tribal historic preservation concerns.

SHPO Julianne Polanco spoke in the opening session along with Jesscia Morse, Deputy Secretary of Forest Resources Management for the California Natural Resources Agency, and Matt Moore, UAIC Tribal Historic Preservation Officer. Deputy SHPO and OHP Tribal Liaison Jenan Saunders participated in a panel on State policy updates, along with Merri Lopez-Kiefer, Commissioner, Native American Heritage Commission; Scott Morgan, State Clearinghouse Director, Governor's Office of Planning and Research; and Rebecca Allen, Preservation Director, UAIC. Other panels addressed federal policy updates, as well as issues pertaining to tribal cultural resources in relation to types of projects associated with water management, fire prevention and protection, transportation, and energy development.

More than 150 individuals attended the two main days of the summit, with the third day reserved for tribal representatives to meet on their own. It was a full few days of listening, learning, and sharing, all with the collective goal of improved stewardship of cultural heritage and resources. We (OHP) are appreciative for these opportunities to gather together, in person, towards increased understanding and to strengthen partnerships.

Materials from the Summit will be posted on the THPO-SHPO Summits page of the OHP website within the next month.

Image: Courtesy of the Office of Historic Preservation
ACHP Seeking Input on Strategic Planning

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is developing a new four year Strategic Plan and is inviting input from individuals, organizations, and agencies that are affected by the work of the Council. As stated on the ACHP website, "We welcome your views on the strategic directions the ACHP should pursue as it carries out its duties as defined by the National Historic Preservation Act and related authorities."

Developing a Strategic Plan is one of the ACHP's requirements under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act.

Email comments to dnull@achp.gov . Comment deadline: August 19, 2019.

SurveyLA Now Fully Searchable Online

The City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources (OHR) recently announced that all data from SurveyLA can now be searched and mapped via HistoricPlacesLA , the OHR's online historic resources inventory and management system.

SurveyLA is the ambitious citywide survey conducted from 2010-2017 that identified and documented historic resources from the period of 1850 to 1980. As noted on the OHR website, SurveyLA "serves as the primary planning tool to identify, record, and evaluate historic properties and districts within Los Angeles, and forms the foundation for a comprehensive and proactive municipal historic preservation program."

Image: Courtesy of the City of Los Angeles
Education & Events
National Register Nominations Voted on at SHRC Meeting
At their August 1, 2019 meeting, the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) voted to forward nine nominations to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places for final determination of eligibility. Meeting actions also included approval of a new California Historical Landmark designation, and the presentation of resolutions to History Day-California student awardees.
Did you miss the meeting? View the meeting video here, courtesy of the Cal-Span network.
California Preservation Foundation Webinar

Visit the CPF website for a full list of educational opportunities.
Summer of FREEdom From the ACHP
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is making all of their E-Learning courses available free of charge until September 30, 2019. Courses include among others, Successfully Navigating Section 106 Review, Basics of NEPA and Section 106 Integration, and a new course Early Coordination with Indian Tribes in Infrastructure Projects. Visit the E-Learning page of the ACHP website for course and registration details.
Free Viewing of National Preservation Law Conference Video
Another opportunity for free learning is being offered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) . For those who were unable to attend the 2019 National Preservation Law Conference in Washington, D.C., you can now watch for free the video of the "Attacks on the Antiquities Act" conference session. Professor Mark Squillace, University of Colorado Law School, discusses past and current attacks on the Antiquities Act, and considers future impacts on this important legal precedent.
Registration Open for NTHP Annual Conference
Registration is now open for the 2019 PastForward Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) . The conference takes place October 10-12, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. This year's conference will address themes including women's history, rural history, and saving urban neighborhoods. Early bird registration is August 1-31 .
NAPC Accepting Session Proposals
Session proposals are being accepted for Forum 2020 , the annual historic preservation conference and training program of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) . The conference takes place July 22-26, 2020 in Tacoma, Washington. Proposals are being accepted for educational sessions, panels, and round tables. Submission deadline is September 6, 2019.
SCA Data Sharing Meetings Set for 2019
The Society for California Archaeology (SCA) has set the dates for their 2019 Data Sharing Meetings. The meetings provide an opportunity to present papers and discuss the latest developments and information in archaeology.

Northern Data Sharing Meeting: September 28, Donner Visitor Center
Southern Data Sharing Meeting: October 19, Sedgwick Reserve, Santa Ynez Valley

Visit the SCA website for meeting and registration details.
NPI Releases 2019-2020 Training Schedule
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) announces the release of their 2019-2020 calendar of historic preservation and cultural resource management seminars. A number of seminars are scheduled in California for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 training periods.

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