2020 May Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
May is Preservation Month!
New on the OHP Website
CEQA Guidance Documents
Learning Opportunities
And more....

News & Updates
May is Preservation Month!
Preservation Month 2020 is set to be different from all those that came before. With COVID-19 safety and stay-at-home protocols still in place, many of the in-person events usually scheduled for the month may be postponed. We are confident that in communities throughout California and the nation, people will still find ways to celebrate the many preserved places, traditions, and stories that make up our treasured heritage. In that spirit, here are a few good opportunities to get your preservation celebrations underway:

Participate in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's (NTHP) Virtual Preservation Month event. Each day in May, the NTHP will digitally offer the chance to learn about and experience many of the historic places that have been preserved throughout our country.

Attend the California Preservation Foundation Virtual Annual Conference , May 18-20, 2020. This online event offers the chance to hear and learn from preservation leaders and experts on a variety of preservation topics.

Know of outstanding achievements in historic preservation? Consider nominating those efforts for special recognition:

2020 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards . Nomination deadline: May 20, 2020.
California Preservation Foundation 2020 Preservation Awards . Nomination deadline: June 15, 2020.

Find out what your community has in store for Preservation Month, and join in!

Historic Preservation is worth celebrating!
New on the OHP Website

We wanted to alert you to some new pages and information now available on our website. Take a look:

The Certified Local Government Coordinators page provides an indexed listing of Certified Local Government representatives for every CLG community in California. If you are a CLG coordinator for your community and you are not listed on this page, send us your information and we'll get you posted!

Similar to the CLG page, the Mills Act Contacts page provides a listing of representatives for each California community participating in the Mills Act Program. Need to get your information added to the page or updated? Send us your information and we will post it!

Finally, if you haven't already, be sure to check out the Built Environment Resources Directory (BERD) . This online data source provides information on non-confidential cultural resources that have been processed through the OHP.


CEQA Documents from the SCA

The Society for California Archaeology (SCA) announces the publication of new guidance documents for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process:
 
Guidelines for Determining the Significance of and Impacts to Cultural Resources - Archaeological, Historic, and Tribal Cultural Resources , offers guidance to lead agency staff and planners on evaluating cultural resources in the CEQA process.
 
Fieldwork and Reporting Guidelines for Cultural Resources - Archaeological, Historic, and Tribal Cultural Resources , includes guidelines for archaeological fieldwork during CEQA review, and suggested formats for cultural resources reports. 
 
For details about these publications visit the Guidance Documents page of the SCA website. 
Designating California!
Education & Events
California Preservation Foundation Webinars
NPI Seeking Input on eLearning Series
With current events related to the COVID-19 pandemic making in-person trainings less likely, the National Preservation Institute (NPI) is developing a series of eLearning modules to be available this summer. Some of the modules will complement their current seminar curriculum. Others will be based on audience interest and needs, and to that end the NPI is inviting the public to participate in a survey and share their ideas and preferences for learning topics. Responses are being accepted through May 17, 2020.

Applications Now Being Accepted for NTPF Grants
The National Trust Preservation Funds Program (NTPF) is accepting applications for their next cycle of preservation grants. Grants range from $2,500 up to $5,000 and support preservation education, programs, and projects at the local level. Application deadline: June 15, 2020.
May is Jewish American and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
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