National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express Announce First-Ever “Virtual Preservation Month”

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with financial supporter American Express, has opened a window to the world of adventure during Preservation Month this May. Since 1973, the National Trust has publicly promoted May as Preservation Month—31 days to celebrate the historic places that make up the fabric of our lives. But given the ongoing reality of social distancing, place-based celebration is currently impossible, as almost all the National Trust’s 27 Historic Sites are closed, joining cultural resources and institutions across the country that are off limits to…

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Broad Coalition Sues to Stop Trump Administration’s Unlawful Dismemberment of the Bears Ears National Monument

A broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organizations, outdoor industry, scientists, and outdoor recreationists sued the Trump Administration today to strike down the President’s extreme overreach of authority in revoking the Bears Ears National Monument.  The President’s proclamation is contrary to law, ignores overwhelming public support for the original monument designation, and dishonors Native American heritage and culture. The plaintiffs — Patagonia Works, Utah Diné Bikéyah, Friends of Cedar Mesa, Archaeology Southwest, Conservation Lands Foundation, Access Fund, the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology, and the National Trust for…

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