UPDATE (April 3, 2020): In an effort to prevent visitation surges and prevent the spread of COVID-19, State Parks has taken the following temporary safety measures to date: closed some parks fully, meaning all vehicular access, trails and restrooms within these parks are closed; closed vehicular access at all parks, including for off-highway vehicles and recreational boats; closed all campgrounds, museums and visitor centers; and cancelled all events. Some parks with vehicular closures remain open for locals provided they practice safe, physical distancing of 6 feet or more and are visiting parks near their primary residences. This is not the time for a road trip to a destination park or beach. A list of closures is available at www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve. The list is dynamic and is updated as needed.

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Important Updates

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, the Office of Historic Preservation would like to provide updates on activities and protocols related to our office:

We are providing updated submission guidance to address the challenges agencies may be encountering in sending hard-copy submittals to our office during the statewide stay-at-home order.

Due to evolving circumstances related to COVID-19 policies at the various universities where CHRIS Information Centers (ICs) are located, IC clients should contact the appropriate IC to inquire as to how to submit records search requests and how and when such requests may be fulfilled.

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State Historic Preservation Plan

Sustainable Preservation
California's Statewide Historic Preservation Plan 2013-2017


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