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Press Release - Public Invited to Provide Input into Historic Preservation Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2015
Contact: Lisa Steckler, Historic Preservation Planner
701.328.2672

Public Invited to Provide Input into Historic Preservation Plan

The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Office and the State Historical Society of North Dakota invite the public to provide input into historic preservation goals and activities for the five year period beginning January 1, 2016. A survey into the challenges and goals for historic preservation can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WLYR28C. Responses will be collected through July 1, 2015 and will be used to determine the direction of historic preservation for the future.

Periodic update of the state’s comprehensive historic preservation plan is a federal requirement for participation in the National Historic Preservation Program which each year brings between $500,000 and $600,000 into the state to underwrite programs such as building restoration, historic property surveys, National Register of Historic Places registrations, certified local government programs, site protection programs, and technical assistance to the public.

The plan, titled “Historic Preservation in North Dakota II: A Statewide Comprehensive Plan,” is written in broad general terms and is intended to provide general guidance to the preservation program in the state. Goals and objectives cited in this 46-page plan are more fully developed annually for implementation. The plan’s contents are guided by comments gathered from preservation professionals, state and community leaders, owners of historic properties, and the public through responses to a public survey.

The current plan is available to view at http://history.nd.gov/hp/plancopy.html. For this or other forms, contact Historic Preservation Planner Lisa L. Steckler at 701.328.3577 or lsteckler@nd.gov.

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