findings and best practices have informed the recommendations in this report and serve as a continuation of a recommendation from the ACHP’s previous report under the Preserve America Executive Order. The ACHP supports federal agency efforts to preserve the diverse historic properties in their care while carrying out their missions. Federal Preservation Officers (FPOs), located within federal agencies, provide critical oversight for preservation activities and fulfillment of NHPA responsibilities and are a vital part of how agencies cultivate a preservation ethic and balance these goals. The ACHP encourages federal agencies to share the successful stewardship strategies profiled in this report within their organizations to further broaden federal leadership in historic preservation and integrate it with other sustainability-related goals. I would like to thank the FPOs for their continued engagement and the expertise they provide to the ACHP and look forward to their continued progress in implementing the recommendations in this report in order to advance the protection and sustainable use of our nation’s historic resources. The ACHP looks forward to the new Administration’s leadership and interest in historic preservation. This responsibility can provide an opportunity to thoughtfully manage federal historic resources, understand their correlation to addressing climate change, and enhance the usefulness of these assets now and in the future.
Rick Gonzalez, AIA Vice Chairman Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
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