News from the OHP
Climate Heritage Mobilization - Join Us!
The Office of Historic Preservation is excited to play a key role in an upcoming official affiliated event of the Global Climate Action Summit, September 12-14, 2018, in San Francisco. The Climate Heritage Mobilization event, taking place September 12-13, is set to mobilize the cultural heritage and historic preservation sectors for climate action in support of the Paris Agreement. Additionally, the event will gather valuable information from around the globe to inform the recently commissioned California Cultural Resources Climate Change Task Force as part of Safeguarding California 2018. Held at and hosted by the California Historical Society, the Mobilization event venue is limited in seating capacity, but we are pleased to offer free, live-stream access to anyone anywhere! For more information, visit www.climateheritage.org.
SHRC Votes on National Register Nominations
At their August 3, 2018 meeting, the State Historical Resources Commission voted to forward seven nominations to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places for determination of eligibility for listing on the Register. Read about the nominations on our Actions Taken page. An indexed video of the August 3rd meeting is available through the CAL-SPAN network.
ACHP Training Coming to San Francisco
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is bringing their Section 106 Basics course to San Francisco on November 14, 2018. The one-day course provides an overview of the Section 106 review process, addressing consultation, documentation, common terminology, and strategies to avoid adverse effects.
California Projects Awarded NTHP Grants
We are pleased to announce that two California projects were among the sixteen nationwide recipients of African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The grants are given to support efforts to identify, document, and preserve sites associated with African American history. Congratulations to California grant awardees Yosemite National Park (Buffalo Soldiers at Yosemite), and Winfandel Club, Inc., of Los Angeles (Winfandel Clubhouse)!
Disasters - Planning, Response, and Recovery
The unpredictability of weather due to climate change and other factors, yearly challenges of fire, and ever-present threats from earthquakes and other natural disasters, make it imperative to have plans and preparations in place before disaster strikes. We invite you to visit our Disasters and Historic Resources webpage for a variety of resources to help with the planning, responding, and recovery processes. Staff of the OHP are available to provide assistance and updated information to those responsible for historic properties in times of disaster.
Guide to Section 106 Review Now in Spanish
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is pleased to announce the release of the Spanish language version of the ACHP’s “Citizen’s Guide to Section 106 Review.” This new version contains the same text as the English edition, with updated images. Download a copy from the link below:
Citizen's Guide to Section 106 Review - Spanish