• 02/03/2021 11:39 AM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    In order to fulfill it's mission, ACRA needs to represent the CRM industry as a whole - firms of all sizes, specialties, and composition. We are thrilled to tell you about a new opportunity to help us get there.

    We are proud to announce the launch of the Membership Patron Program (MPP). The program seeks to bring a more diverse set of voices to the organization through the sponsorship of small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) non-member firms for one year of membership.

    Non-member firms that qualify for DBE status and fall under our small firm membership levels can apply starting now! If you have ever had interest in becoming an ACRA member but had not yet done so, now is your chance to see how it can benefit you and your business.

    Member firms have a part in this as well. The MPP relies solely on donations from member firms (patrons). Current member firms can choose to become a patron at one of the small firm levels:

    • Small Firm 1 - $120
    • Small Firm 2 - $275
    • Small Firm 3 - $440

    MPP applicants will be paired with a patron firm that will serve as a mentor throughout the year-long sponsorship. This includes assisting the applicant firm in getting a full picture of the benefits of membership, from engaging with ACRA committees to networking opportunities. The goal of the mentor/patron relationship is focused solely on ACRA involvement and is intended to assist new firms in getting the most out of their ACRA membership. It is not intended to provide guidance on business practices or development. Full information about the program can be found here.

    This is just one of the steps ACRA is taking to to become a more diverse and inclusive organization. Be the change you want to see - whether you are a member or not, participate in the MPP today!

  • 02/02/2021 4:53 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    President Biden has been busy issuing Executive Orders (EOs) during his first weeks in office. Yesterday's Your Congress in Action briefly looked at the EOs that potentially affect CRM, and now we want to take a deeper dive into them.

    So, let’s discuss exactly what an EO is. An EO is a means of issuing federal directives that the President, and only the President, can use to manage operations of Executive branch departments and agencies, such as the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the military. Article Two of the Constitution is the primary legal basis for EOs as it gives the President broad executive and enforcement authority to use his or her discretion to determine how to enforce laws or otherwise manage the resources and staff of Executive Branch departments and agencies.

    Like legislative statutes and regulations, EOs are subject to judicial review and can be overturned if the orders lack support by statute or the Constitution while others may require approval by the legislative branch. Although they do not have the force of law or regulations, EOs have significant influence over the internal affairs of the Executive Branch as they generally address how and to what degree legislation will be enforced and generally fine-tune the implementation of broad statutes.

    Presidential executive orders, once issued, remain in force until they are canceled, revoked, adjudicated unlawful, or expire on their terms. An example is EO 11593--Protection and enhancement of the cultural environment, which was issued by Nixon in 1971. The president can revoke, modify, or make exceptions from any EO at any time, whether the order was made by the current President or a predecessor, as Biden is doing. Typically, a new President reviews in-force executive orders in the first few weeks in office.

    The Biden administration appears to be focusing on climate change, environmental protection, and renewable energy. One of the first EOs he signed on January 20 was agreeing to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. The following are the EOs that will potentially affect or may be of interest to the cultural resource community:

    • Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis addresses several specific environmental actions that the Trump administration undertook. The EO directs agencies to review and reverse more than 100 Trump actions on the environment. More specifically, the EO suspends construction of the Keystone Pipeline EO, requires a review of the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, along with Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, that Trump reduced to determine if the original boundaries should be reestablished. The Utah delegation strongly opposes reestablishment. View the full order.
    • Modernizing Regulatory Review requires departments and agencies, as soon as practicable, to begin a process with the goal of producing a set of recommendations for improving and modernizing regulatory review. The emphasis is on promoting public health and safety, economic growth, social welfare, racial justice, environmental stewardship, human dignity, equity, and the interests of future generations with the intention of improving the responsiveness of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and making it more proactive. View the full order.
    • Regulatory Freeze Pending Review states that any regulations that were approved by OMB before Jan. 20 but not yet published in the Federal Register need to go back to OMB (i.e. Biden’s OMB) for review; for regulations that were published in the Register but are not set to take effect for 60 days, agencies are asked to delay implementation so they can also be reviewed. Regulatory freezes at the start of a new administration have become commonplace when the WH changes parties. Freezes are a way of stopping regulations that were finalized at the end of the Trump presidency but have not yet taken effect. View the full order.
    • Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government revoked Trump’s Advisory 1776 Commission. Trump set off this commission in response to the 1619 Project, spearheaded by the New York Times Magazine, which …"aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the United States' national narrative". Most historians opposed the Commission’s report, claiming that it distorts U.S. history and takes a paternalistic, white-centric view. View the full order.
    • Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships reaffirms EO13175-Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments, passed in 2000 under President Bush – reaffirms tribal sovereignty and the government-to-government relationship. Requires departments and agencies to consult with tribes when developing policies that may potentially affect tribes. Each department and agency is to identify point of contact. View the full memorandum.
    • Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad addresses a broad range of issues. Sections 207, 208, and 209 address oil & gas drilling and mining on federal lands. Extends Secretary of the Interior Order 3395, which placed a moratorium on oil & gas drilling for 60 days but exempts existing permits. The EO exempts drilling on tribal lands. Establishes a committee to review siting and permitting processes and revenues from drilling and fossil fuel development. Section 216 specifies that the Secretary of the Interior, in consultations with other Secretaries is to recommend steps that the United States should take, working with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, agricultural and forest landowners, fishermen, and other key stakeholders, to achieve the goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030. View the full order.
    • Secretarial Order 3395 Temporary Suspension of Delegated Authority, issued by the Acting Secretary of the Interior, places a moratorium on oil & gas drilling on federal lands for 60 days. The moratorium will not affect existing leases and oil companies stockpiled enough drilling permits in Trump’s final months to allow them to keep pumping oil and gas for years. Tribes, such as the Ute and the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation which have a lot of oil reserves, are asking to exempt drilling on tribal lands. About 22 percent of U.S. oil production and 12 percent of natural gas production takes place on federal land and water. View the full order.
  • 02/01/2021 12:41 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    Your Congress in Action is a series that highlights the Capitol Hill news that affects CRM firms the most. Be sure to subscribe to the ACRAsphere to ensure you don't miss an update.

    In his first 10 days in office, President Biden has signed a blizzard of executive orders that undo Trump administration actions and seek to address current crises like the pandemic. But further action on major issues is increasingly running into partisan gridlock and heightened tensions on Capitol Hill.

    A number of President Biden’s executive actions affect CRM and the federal government’s role in historic and cultural preservation. These include:

    • Directing the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to review the July 2020 rule that undercut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which ACRA has strongly opposed
    • Advancing renewable energy on public lands and in offshore waters with the goal of doubling offshore wind by 2030 while “ensuring robust protection for our lands, waters, and biodiversity and creating good jobs”
    • Pausing new oil and natural gas leases on public lands or in offshore waters pending a review
    • Halting the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and stopping construction of the border wall
    • Ordering a review of the revised monument boundaries set by the Trump administration for Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
    • Reaffirming federal policies to require agencies to engage in “regular, meaningful, and robust consultation with Tribal officials in the development of Federal policies that have Tribal implications”
    • Requiring federal agencies to “establish and enforce scientific-integrity policies that ban improper political interference in the conduct of scientific research and in the collection of scientific or technological data”
    • Implementing a “Government-wide approach that reduces climate pollution in every sector of the economy; increases resilience to the impacts of climate change; protects public health; conserves our lands, waters, and biodiversity; delivers environmental justice; and spurs well-paying union jobs and economic growth.”
    • Creating a White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council to recommend ways to address current and historic environmental injustice
    • Rescinding the Trump administration’s Schedule F proposal, which would have turned a large number of civil servant positions into political positions that could easily he hired and fired by the president
    • Ending the Trump administration’s "1776 Commission" that downplayed the role of racism and slavery in the nation’s history and criticized the civil rights movement.

    While President Biden has used his executive authority as robustly and quickly as any president in recent history, there are things he cannot do without Congress. And while Democrats now control Capitol Hill, a combination of narrow majorities, Biden’s own desire for bipartisanship, the looming impeachment trial of his predecessor, and worsening tensions following the January 6 insurrection are creating a difficult environment for legislative progress.

    Biden’s top priority is his $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, which includes, an additional $1400 in stimulus checks to most individuals, added small business support, emergency funding for states and localities, expanded unemployment insurance, and significant funding for COVID testing and vaccine distribution. Getting the plan through the Senate under normal rules would require at least 10 Republican Senators to join all 50 Democrats in stopping a filibuster. Without that, Democrats would need to use a process called reconciliation, which would enable them to advance a bill with just 50 votes, plus a tie-breaker from Vice President Harris, but would undermine Biden’s calls for bipartisan unity.

    On Sunday, a group of 10 Republicans proposed a much smaller package totaling about $600 million. Embracing such a plan would ensure 10 GOP votes, but could cost votes from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party who would likely find the plan too meager. Finding a middle path between $1.9 trillion and $600 million that could secure enough Senate votes to stymie a filibuster is not impossible, but could drag negotiations on at a time when new variants of the coronavirus threaten to plunge the country even further into its health and economic crisis. This leaves President Biden and Democrats a choice: embrace bipartisanship at the expense of time and a more comprehensive COVID response; or muscle a bigger package through quickly, but at the cost of inflaming tensions between the parties.

    Then again, it’s not clear that tensions between the parties – and in the case of the GOP, within the party – could be any worse. Washington is still confronting the fallout from the events of January 6th, when pro-Trump rioters invaded the Capitol while Congress was certifying the election results. As the FBI continues to investigate the attack, and the Department of Homeland Security warns of further domestic violence, Congress is dealing with the trauma and distrust that the insurrection brought into the open.

    First, there is the unprecedented impeachment trial of a former President, which is slated to begin next week. Last week, 45 Republican Senators voted in favor of questioning the trial’s constitutionality, which has been taken as a sign that there will not be enough votes to convict the former President when the trial concludes.

    On the House side, the attack has ripped open partisan and intra-partisan schisms. Democrats are livid about the behavior of some pro-Trump Republicans, most notably freshmen Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose resume includes being a supporter of the Qanon conspiracy movement and claiming that several school shootings were “false flags” by gun control advocates. While some Democrats are calling for her expulsion from Congress, former President Trump apparently praised her in a call over the weekend. Meanwhile, a number of Republicans have taken political aim at the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump.

    This might not seem like a good environment for enacting policy. But there is always one thing that helps bring lawmakers back to the hard work of legislating: the voters. The next Congressional election is not far off. And as crises like COVID, the economy, climate and racial injustice continue to affect millions of Americans, sooner or later the grown-ups in Washington will roll up their sleeves and get to work.

    All of us have the ability to push elected officials to advance good policy, and that certainly includes the CRM industry. You can learn more about how you can make a positive difference by joining ACRA on February 4 at 2:00pm EST for Legislation & Policy: What CRM Can Expect in 2021.

  • 01/29/2021 1:25 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    If you missed yesterday webinar on evaluating archaeological and tribal resources under the "other" National Register criteria, it is now available on demand for you to watch on your own schedule!

    Although all resources should be evaluated under all four criteria of the National Register of Historic Places, archaeologists generally focus on information values (Criterion d). As our society changes and awareness increases of broader cultural values, CRM practitioners are increasingly asked to consider whether cultural resources might possess other values and thus be eligible for listing in the NRHP under criteria a, b, and/or c - which can be very challenging in a regulatory context.

    In this session, Anmarie Medin, Shelly Davis-King, and Brendon Greenaway focus on how to document what makes a place important to descendant communities or how a place might fit into the identity a group shares about a location. 

    As with the live session, this webinar is available to ACRA members at a discounted price. Members can get the discount code to access the presentation here.

    Watch A, B, C, easy as 1, 2, 3:
    Evaluating Archaeological and Tribal Resources
    Under the “Other” National Register Criteria

  • 01/27/2021 4:55 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    Are you interested in being a leader in your industry? Now is the time to step up - ACRA is seeking dedicated members who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors.

    We have an exciting announcement that that makes this election particularly notable. The ACRA Board of Directors has created a new position – Vice President – Diversity. This new Executive Committee position will focus on ensuring that groups of all backgrounds have representation and a voice within ACRA. They will work to expand and integrate diversity and inclusion practices and programs within the association and industry at-large. You can view a full description of the position here.

    Positions that are up for election in 2021 are:

    • President-Elect (President 2023-2025)
    • Vice President – Membership
    • Vice President – Diversity
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • 3 At-Large Seats

    Each nominee must be employed by a firm in good standing with ACRA. Candidates must also be able to commit to quarterly board meetings, including in person at the Annual Conference in the fall. Board members will also be recommended to serve on at least one committee. The board may elect to extend one or more terms in order to balance the annual change in leadership.

    Nominees’ applications are examined by the Nominating Committee to assure that they are current members in good standing and that they can perform the basic requirements of the position for which they are applying. Candidates will be announced to the membership in April, and voting will take place electronically in May.

    How to Apply

    Just two simple steps:

    1. Submit a one-paragraph biography, including a photo.
    2. Submit a second paragraph that answers the following questions, keeping each answer short and concise.
      1. Relevant Experience. Please list any experience, education, or employment that may be relevant to serving on the ACRA Board of Directors.
      2. Interest. Why are you interested in serving on the Board?
      3. Contribution. What contribution do you feel you can make? What one or two desirable qualities (those listed above or other qualities) will you bring to the organization?

    Send your nominating files to Kim Redman with a subject line that begins “Board Nomination.” Be sure to include the position you would like to run for in the body of the email. Nomination deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

  • 01/26/2021 4:06 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    Today President Joe Biden issued a memorandum promoting tribal consultation and strengthening Nation-to-Nation relationships. This memorandum reaffirms the policy set forth in Executive Order 13175, originally issued in 2000. From the memorandum:

    American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Nations are sovereign governments recognized under the Constitution of the United States, treaties, statutes, Executive Orders, and court decisions. It is a priority of my Administration to make respect for Tribal sovereignty and self-governance, commitment to fulfilling Federal trust and treaty responsibilities to Tribal Nations, and regular, meaningful, and robust consultation with Tribal Nations cornerstones of Federal Indian policy. The United States has made solemn promises to Tribal Nations for more than two centuries. Honoring those commitments is particularly vital now, as our Nation faces crises related to health, the economy, racial justice, and climate change — all of which disproportionately harm Native Americans. History demonstrates that we best serve Native American people when Tribal governments are empowered to lead their communities, and when Federal officials speak with and listen to Tribal leaders in formulating Federal policy that affects Tribal Nations.

    The memorandum directs federal agencies detailed plans of action to create detailed plans of action for "engaging in regular, meaningful, and robust consultation with Tribal officials in the development of Federal policies that have Tribal implications." Read the full memorandum here.

  • 01/22/2021 1:40 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    We have been honored to feature some fascinating member firm projects from 2020 as a part of our new ACRAsphere series. From digitizing photo collections for USACE in Virginia (SEARCH) to working on the first new road construction in 50 years in Sitka, Alaska (Sea Level Consulting), we have been able to share projects from across the country.

    If you haven't shared your projects with us yet, there is still time! Please share with us the 2020 projects you are proud of. We will feature the submitted projects here and ACRA social media accounts. Whether the project is big or small, we want to hear about your fascinating work!

    Simply fill out the Google form below, or send us an email with the project details. We can't wait to feature your hard work!

  • 01/20/2021 3:26 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    CRM Virtual Advocacy Week
    April 19-23

    The ongoing pandemic has changed how America operates in many ways - including how to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Congressional offices now heavily utilize video conferencing to connect with constituents. This means that you don't have to travel to DC just to make your voice heard!

    Join ACRA the week of April 19 for the very first CRM Virtual Advocacy Week! We’ll be meeting with Senators and Representatives to discuss issues important to the CRM industry.

    ACRA will arrange your meetings and provide training beforehand. Together with fellow ACRA members, you will talk with Members of Congress and their staff about the most pressing CRM concerns. Meetings will be scheduled throughout the week to accommodate your schedule and those of congressional offices.

    Just because you can't make it to DC doesn't mean that you can't make an impact. You can sign up now on the event page, and we will follow up with additional information in the coming weeks!

  • 01/19/2021 1:06 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    Your Congress in Action is a series that highlights the Capitol Hill news that affects CRM firms the most. Be sure to subscribe to the ACRAsphere to ensure you don't miss an update.

    For a few days every four years, Capitol Hill takes on a new look. A giant stage and scaffolding appear on the Capitol’s west front. Giant U.S. flags are draped from the building’s colonnade. And Jumbotrons fill the National Mall in anticipation of a huge throng of Americans witnessing the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next.

    This year, that scene is dramatically different. The Mall is barricaded and closed. More than 25,000 National Guardsmen patrol the Capitol grounds. And the scaffolding bears the scars of the first violent invasion of the Capitol since the War of 1812.

    As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take the oath of office as the nation’s 46th President Wednesday, the nation’s capital and the country it represents are still reeling from the horrific events of January 6th and worried about what’s to come. This inauguration was already going to be unusual, as the coronavirus pandemic forced planners to scale down the event. Now, with Washington looking like a city under siege and the outgoing president facing an unprecedented second Senate impeachment trial, Joe Biden will begin his presidency at a dark and troubling moment for our nation.

    What should we expect from the early days of the Biden administration? The President-elect has vowed to move aggressively to counter the pandemic, speed up distribution of vaccines and push Congress to enact a massive economic stimulus package. He also has called for action on climate, infrastructure, health care and a host of other complex issues, all the while promising to heal the nation and turn down the rhetorical volume.

    Whether he can succeed depends on a number of factors that will guide the early days of his White House term:

    1. Can the Senate walk and chew gum at the same time? In normal times, the Senate spends the start of a new administration confirming Cabinet appointees. This year, the Senate will need to address the article of impeachment against President Trump that the House sent them last week. Senate impeachment trials focus on whether a president should be removed from office. Since current Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) has said a trial will not start until the day before inauguration at the earliest, any conviction would be symbolic. The Senate also may debate whether to bar Trump from holding office in the future; while removal from office requires a 2/3ds majority vote, past precedent suggests only a simple majority of the Senate could block Trump from serving in office again. With the Senate a 50-50 tie and at least some Senate GOPers ready to cut ties with the 45th President, such an outcome is not out of the question.

      But a Senate impeachment trial will undoubtedly divert attention from other business, like confirming Cabinet nominees. Normally, Senate committees will hold confirmation hearings for many nominees prior to inauguration; to date, none have taken place. Of particular interest to the CRM industry is Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland, who is currently a member of Congress from New Mexico and would be the first Native American cabinet secretary. Without a Cabinet in place, it will be more difficult for Biden to enact his agenda and ensure smooth operations at federal agencies.

      Biden has reportedly spoken to McConnell about an arrangement whereby the Senate will spend half of each day on impeachment and half on other business, but it’s not clear Republicans will go along or force an impeachment trial to take priority. Of course, Republicans won’t have the only say; thanks to the Georgia Senate runoff elections, Senate Democrats have more power to set the agenda than before. Either way, the Senate will likely be somewhat distracted from its normal business for some time to come.

    2. Who will run the Senate anyway? The two Georgia Senate runoffs went to the Democrats, creating a 50-50 tie in the Senate. Functionally, Democrats will have the majority once Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is sworn in and can break tie votes. But does that mean that Democrats will call all the shots?

      The last time the Senate was tied 50-50, in 2001, the parties reached a power-sharing agreement, whereby each committee had equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans and party leaders worked together to schedule legislation so that neither party had full control of the agenda. The process worked fairly well back then, but 2021 is different. Partisanship is much worse, and while early 2001 was a fairly peaceful moment in time, today the country faces multiple urgent crises. The extent to which Democrats allow for power sharing – and Republicans accept whatever arrangement is made – will help determine how quickly the Senate can act on legislation and nominations.

    3. Does Congress have the appetite for big legislation? Late last week, President-elect Biden announced a $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan. The plan includes, among other things, an additional $1400 in stimulus checks to most individuals, added small business support, emergency funding for states and localities, expanded unemployment insurance, and significant funding for COVID testing and vaccine distribution. A number of Republicans expressed strong reservations to the package’s size and cost (and some progressive Democrats criticized it for not being big enough).

      Can a President Biden get such a plan through the Senate? Under regular procedures, Democrats would need the support of at least 10 Republicans to overcome a filibuster on the bill. But Democrats also could use a budget procedure called reconciliation, which would require just 50 votes (plus a tie-breaker by VP Harris). Alternatively, Democrats could eliminate the filibuster altogether, a move that a number of them have supported (and Biden himself has hinted at). Even so, there are a handful of moderate-to-conservative Democrats in the Senate whose support for the package is not assured.

      Even if Democrats are able to muscle such a plan through, the political capital needed to pass it could make it harder for Biden to advance other big policy items on climate change, infrastructure and more down the road. If he has to twist a bunch of arms to pass the COVID relief package, he might not be able to convince reticent Democrats to take tough votes for him a second or third time this year.

    4. How will Biden deal with Trump rules and orders? When the White House changes parties, one of the top items on a new president’s to-do list is to freeze or overturn rules and regulations issued by their predecessor. President-elect Biden is no different. We expect him to overturn a raft of Trump-era executive orders almost immediately. Overturning regulations will take longer, as they will need to go through the official process that allows for public comment. This includes the Trump administration’s 2020 revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which weakened the cornerstone federal environmental statute. However, Congress could conceivably bypass the process by invoking the Congressional Review Act, which enables the legislative branch to overturn regulations issued in the previous six months on a simple majority vote.

    5. Last but not least, will lawmakers be able to work together? The Jan. 6th insurrection didn’t create the longstanding rifts between the parties, but it made them far worse. A number of Democratic House lawmakers have openly accused some of their Republican counterparts of actively abetting the rioters. A headline on NBC News’ website said it all: "Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them.”

      Meanwhile, the parties both face internal schisms: a number of Republican House members have called for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the third-ranking GOPer in the chamber, to lose her post because she was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach the President. And despite Biden’s election win, big policy differences remain between progressive and centrist Democrats; these divides will certainly re-emerge. In a highly charged environment, nobody knows for certain whether members of Congress will be able to find a way to trust one another to work towards the common good,

    What does all this mean for the CRM industry? It’s too early to say for certain how things will play out in Washington. But one way or the other, Congress and the White House will get back to work on matters that directly impact CRM firms and professionals. It is essential that CRM professionals keep advocating for their policy priorities.

    To that end, please join ACRA on February 4 at 2:00pm EST for Legislation & Policy: What CRM Can Expect in 2021. This webinar will brief participants on the policy outlook for the year, ACRA's 2021 government relations priorities, and how you can make a direct impact on the issues you care about the most. We hope to see you there.

  • 01/15/2021 2:26 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation is asking for help in surveying the current state of the larger historic preservation field. Before January 31, please respond—and encourage your colleagues to respond—to this survey which seeks to better understand the changing community around historic preservation, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current field and probe ideas about changes that could be pursued in the future.

    Dr. Randy Mason, Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s PennPraxis, will post the results publicly and is sharing his analysis to help facilitate the new National Impact Agenda.

    Once you have taken the survey, please feel free to share with others in the field!

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