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National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)

National Parks Conservation Ass'n v. Semonite

A district court dismissed groups' NEPA and CWA claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in connection with its approval of a 17-mile transmission line across the James River near historic Jamestown, Virginia. The Corps took a "...

Presidio Historical Ass'n v. Presidio Trust

The Ninth Circuit upheld a proposed management plan for the Presidio, a former military base in San Franciso that is now a National Park and a National Historic Landmark, that provides for the construction of a 70,000 square foot lodge...

Montana Wilderness Ass'n v. Connell

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM's resource management plan (RMP) for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument complied with NEPA and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) but violated the National Historic...

Existence and Persistence: Preserving Subsistence in Cordova, Alaska

Ordinary existence in Cordova, Alaska, illustrates an extraordinary range of subsistence practice. Despite cataclysmic disruptions to include the arrival of whites and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the practice continues to...

The Golden Hour: The Role of Historic Preservation Law in the Immediate Aftermath of Disaster

Editor's Summary: Hurricane Hugo damaged approximately 80% of the 3, historic buildings located in Charleston, South Carolina. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, caused considerable damage to landmark property in New York City...

Historic Preservation Law in the United States

Over the past 50 years, all 50 States and over 500 municipalities have enacted laws to encourage or require the preservation of buildings and areas with historic or aesthetic importance. These nationwide legislative efforts have been...

Reuse, Restore, Recycle: Historic Preservation as an Alternative to Sprawl

Editors' Summary: Our country's landscape has changed dramatically over the last 50 years as a result of numerous governmental policies and subsidies that encourage low-density development commonly referred to as "sprawl." Sprawl...