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Saving Our Past: Alaska's Historic Preservation Plan
Alaska's historic preservation plan is intended to guide preservation activities
in Alaska into the twenty-first century. The agenda includes encouraging wide
appreciation of the state's cultural resources. The overall mission of the plan
is to achieve supportive public policy and sustainable funding for historic
preservation. To meet these needs: for a clear statewide agenda, for greater
public awareness and understanding about historic preservation, and to make
connections between economic and historic preservation, historic preservation
constituents established the six goals:
Goal 2: Form new partnerships to expand and strengthen the historic preservation community. Objectives: Support and strengthen local historic preservation efforts. Encourage Alaska Natives to identify concerns and develop strategies to protect their cultural resources. Encourage nonprofit statewide organizations, among them the Alaska Anthropological Association, Alaska Association for Historic Preservation, Alaska Historical Society, Keepers of the Treasures - Alaska, and Museums Alaska, to promote historic preservation. Foster stewardship of cultural resources by land owners, private individuals and groups, and public agencies. Use emerging technologies to improve communication among organizations and individuals interested in historic preservation.
Goal 3: Strengthen efforts to identify, study, designate, interpret, and protect or treat significant archaeological and historic resources. Objectives: Conduct archaeological and historic surveys to identify and evaluate sites, buildings and structures. Encourage communities to conduct surveys, document, interpret, and protect or treat historic and archaeological properties. Document properties for the National Register of Historic Places to promote recognition of resources. Improve statewide inventory of cultural resources sites. Support and strengthen the professional preservation community.
Goal 4: Encourage consideration of archaeological and historic resources in the planning and decision making processes of the public and private sectors. Objectives: Review development projects to assure all reasonable steps are taken to protect cultural resources. Review emergency response laws and plans so that cultural resources receive maximum protection in the event of a disaster. Promote local preservation program efforts to maintain and enhance a community's character. Promote incorporation of preservation issues in plans.
Goal 5: Provide incentives to encourage historic preservation. Objectives: Promote historic preservation as a successful economic development tool to maintain, enhance, and revitalize communities and to promote tourism. Seek funding for the state revolving fund to assist with preservation of historic properties. Support efforts to establish tax incentives at local and national levels for preservation of archaeological and historic properties. Encourage establishment of incentive programs in the private and non-profit communities. Endorse special initiatives of agencies at local, state, and national levels for historic resources.
Goal 6: Encourage appropriate treatment of historic resources. Objectives: Promote the use of The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and The Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. Increase familiarity with building and safety codes with respect to historic properties. Make available technical information and assistance on caring for historic and archaeological properties. Promote the use of conservation easements.
Office of History and Archaeology (OHA)
OHA and SHPO Staff
Alaska Historical Commission
Alaska Geographic Names Program
Alaska Gold Rush Centennials
Alaska Archaeological Survey
Alaska State Historical Parks
Alaska OHA Photo Galleries
Cultural Resource Plan for the Denali Highway Lands
Frequently Used Resources
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Report Submittal Checklist and Cover Sheet
Permits for Investigations on State Lands
Report Submittal Checklist and Cover Sheet
Request for SHPO Section 106 Review
Castle Hill Archaeological Project
Broken Mammoth Archaeological Project
The Wreck of the Kad'yak
Southeast Alaska Historic Shipwrecks
Alaska State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
SHPO Main Page
Alaska's Historic Preservation Plan
National Register of Historic Places
Section 106 Review Process
Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Certified Local Government Program
Education (Project Archaeology)
HPF Development Program
Historic Preservation Links
Historic Preservation Series
National Historic Preservation Act
Unalaska South Channel (Amaknak) Bridge Project
New Hours Set for AHRS Research
Last updated on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
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