2021 November Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
New California THPO
Culture Has a Voice at COP26!
California Climate Plan Seeks Public Input
Grants Still Available in 2021
Designating California!
CAMP in San Jose, and more....
News & Updates
New California THPO
Congratulations to Resighini Rancheria of the Klamath River Basin, the most recent California tribal community to assume Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) responsibilities. THPOs, on behalf of tribal lands and communities, assume many of the functions and responsibilities of State Historic Preservation Officers, including review of Federal undertakings pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Currently, fifty California tribes have THPO status. Learn more about the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Program and the important work of preserving tribal resources, traditions, and history.


Photo courtesy of Water Education Foundation

Culture Has a Voice at COP26!
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is underway in Glasgow, Scotland, and continuing through November 12, 2021. The Conference is bringing together world leaders and climate experts from around the world to address actions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP), a Co-Chair and founding member of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN), is on the ground, sharing California's efforts, listening, and learning for greater climate ambition. The CHN has organized or is participating in several conference sessions addressing the role and importance of culture and heritage in climate actions and policies. CHN and other culture focused sessions can be accessed via the Resilience Hub at the conference. Sessions can be live-streamed, or register to receive free access to session recordings. Additional information about culture events is at: www.cultureatcop.com.

We will be updating the OHP Climate Action webpage in the weeks ahead. Join us in our efforts to help realize a just, low-carbon, and resilient future for all! 

Public Input Sought on California Climate Plan

The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP), has released for public review and comment, the draft 2021 California Climate Adaptation Strategy.

As noted on the CNRA website, the Strategy "outlines the state's key climate resilience priorities, includes specific and measurable steps, and serves as a framework for action across sectors and regions in California."

Deadline for public comments: November 17, 2021

Still Time To Apply for Important Grant Opportunities
There is still time this year to apply for grant funding to support preservation efforts.

The National Park Service (NPS) is 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.

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 for both programs is December 1, 2021.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is now accepting applications for 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.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2021.
Designating California!
Education & Events
One More CAMP Training in 2021
There is one more CAMP training available in 2021! Hosted online by the City of San Jose and the OHP, CAMP is the signature training program offered by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC), to “build strong local preservation programs through education, advocacy, and training.”

The San Jose CAMP event takes place December 2-3, 2021 and is free to participants.
For details and to register, go to: CAMP-San Jose.
California Preservation Foundation Webinars
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) is offering two free webinars in November:

November 10, 12:00-1:30pm: An Introduction to Landscape Photography


Visit the CPF website for other educational offerings on a variety of preservation topics.
New Preservation Briefs from the NTHP
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) recently issued a series of Preservation Briefs addressing key issues in preservation. The briefs were developed through the Preservation Priorities Task Force, a partnership between the NTHP and the National Preservation Partners Network. As noted on the NTHP website, the Briefs "are designed to build mutual understanding, spark conversation, and inspire action."
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.
Learn about a new historic context being developed by the OHP and tribal partners: Native Americans and the California Mission System
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