House Natural Resources Committee Approve Bills That Address NPS Maintenance Backlog and Reauthorize the LWCF
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) during Advocacy Week 2017
This week the House Natural Resources Committee approved a series of bills including legislation to address the deferred maintenance backlog at the National Park Service (NPS), and legislation that reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The series of bills were approved by voice vote and moves to the House floor where they will likely be packaged together, according to Committee Chairman, Rob Bishop.
The bipartisan Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (
H.R 6510), would establish a dedicated fund to address the nearly $12 billion backlog at the National Park Service. An estimated 47% of the backlog is attributed to historic resources. This fund would use lease revenue from on and off-shore energy production that is not already obligated for other purposes. The bill would also address the deferred maintenance backlogs at the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Indian Education schools.
The committee also approved
H.R 502, a bipartisan bill that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The bill stipulates that at least 40% of the money spent would go to the states. Reauthorization of the LWCF is urgently needed as the program's authorization is set to expire on September 30th.
Take action to save LWCF today!
Preservation Action praises the bipartisan work of the House Natural Resources Committee to address both of these critically important issues. Currently the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act is up to 158 cosponsors in the House and in 28 cosponsors in the Senate. If they haven't already, urge your Representative and Senators to cosponsor this important legislation today!
National Trust for Historic Preservation Seeks New Leadership
The Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Historic Preservation along with Howe-Lewes International, a New York-based executive search firm are leading a search for the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust. Anyone interested in more information or applying can check out the full position description to learn more. You can also email Esther Rosenberg or Patti Greco, Co-Managing Directors, who are leading the search at Howe-Lewis. They can be reached at: Trust@howe-lewis.com.
The current National Trust for Historic Preservation President, Stephanie Meeks, announced her plans to step down in July. The National Trust is one of Preservation Action's most important strategic partners and we look forward to continuing that relationship under new leadership.
Preservation Action on the Move
Preservation Action and Preservation Action Foundation have officially moved. Please note our new address below.
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #313
Washington, DC 20006
Preservation Action is excited about the move to our new address, just 4 blocks away from the most famous address on Pennsylvania Ave. We want to thank our hosts for the last 5 years, the
Heurich House Museum. Known as the Brewmaster's Castle, the Heurich House is a place with an incredible history and has been a great home for PA.
Gold Rush: Party Time! PAF Auction Returns on Nov. 14th in San Francisco. Get Your Tickets Today!
Get your tickets today for Preservation Action Foundation's
Legendary Party and Live Auction in San Francisco. The annual after party and auction will take place on November 14, 2018 immediately following the Opening Reception of the National Preservation Conference. Enjoy the atmosphere and exhibits at theCalifornia Historical Society, located in the former San Francisco Builders Exchange building in the vibrant Yerba Buena neighborhood, just a mile from the conference headquarters.
The annual auction has long been a highlight for Preservation Action Foundation and of the National Preservation Conference. Last year's auction in Chicago was a huge success and were excited to top that this year!
Take advantage of early-bird prices! Get your tickets today!
This is our largest fundraiser of the year and the proceeds from this event are used to assist the education and training, advocacy, and programs of the
Preservation Action Foundation.
We are currently seeking donations of auction items like hotel stays, tours of historic sites and other unique experiences. This is a great way to highlight your organization and city/state to an active and interested group of people. Download the 2018 Auction Request Letter and Donation Form and check out our website for more information.
Preservation Action is the only national
non-profit dedicated exclusively to lobbying for the best preservation policies at the federal level. We seek to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of government through a grassroots constituency empowered with information and training.