Nevada Releases New State Historic Preservation Plan

CARSON CITY – The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) announced the release of a new State Historic Preservation Plan that will help guide historic and cultural preservation activities in Nevada for the next eight years.

“Taking a collaborative approach to historic preservation in Nevada provides the opportunity to hear from people across the state and incorporate their expertise into our plan,” said Rebecca Palmer, Administrator of SHPO. “The next eight years will see significant accomplishments in preserving Nevada’s iconic history, and I thank all of our partners for their efforts to help move this important undertaking forward.”
Experts from across the state were consulted during the development of the plan through the following outreach activities:

Two surveys completed by 980 members of the public representing all 17 counties.

Six public meetings with approximately 30 participants at each meeting.

Twenty-six separate interviews with individuals from organizations ranging from the Congressional and State of Nevada delegation and representatives of sovereign tribal nations to executive directors of nonprofit preservation organizations and contract archaeologists.

The five objectives of the plan are:

Identify and formally recognize significant cultural resources.

Establish historic preservation as the cornerstone of sustainable and vibrant communities.

Balance the goals of respecting, preserving, and promoting Nevada’s important cultural resources with strengthening the state’s economy and infrastructure.

To provide Nevadans with access to information about cultural resources and how to care for and engage with them responsibly. .

Fostering a Diverse Historic Preservation Community

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