ICOMOS Climate Change Working Group Launches “Heritage on the Edge”

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The ICOMOS Climate Change Working Group (CCHWG) has launched “Heritage on the Edge,” produced in partnership with Google Arts and Culture, CyArk, and local site managers. This project digitally documents and shares the stories of five World Heritage sites around the world experiencing the impacts of climate change: Rapa Nui National Park (Chile),…

Inaugural issue of Parks Steward Forum: “Climate Change and Protected Places: Adapting to New Realities”

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US/ICOMOS is pleased to announce that 5 papers from our 2018 Symposium “Forward Together: A Culture-Nature Journey Towards More Effective Conservation in a Changing World” have been published in the inaugural edition of the Parks Stewardship Forum, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Place-Based Conservation, an open-access journal serving the global stewards…

ICOMOS Climate Change Questionnaire Guidance and Links: Deadline 31 January 2020

The World Heritage Centre has launched an Online Consultation with key World Heritage stakeholders on the updating of the “Policy Document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage properties”. The consultation, which is taking place until 20 January 2020, will gather feedback and comments from key World Heritage stakeholders of…

Puerto Rico Earthquakes: Update and How You Can Help

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Firefighters survey a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Guanica on January 7. Credit on Image: from CNN post. On January 7, 2020, Puerto Rico was struck by a significant earthquake and has since suffered many subsequent aftershocks. To all friends from outside of Puerto Rico who have asked how…

Advocacy Alert:  Comment Now on Revised Changes to the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)

On January 10, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced that it was considering revisions to the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. The NPRM can be found at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/10/2019-28106/update-to-the-regulations-implementing-the-procedural-provisions-of-the-national-environmental. NEPA plays a central role in the…

US/ICOMOS Elects New Trustees and Officers

Congratulations to the new trustees and officers of US/ICOMOS, who were elected by a vote of the membership in December. We look forward to the skills, insights, and passion that newly elected trustees William A. Bell, Sr., Tom Cassidy, and Lea Shanley and elected officers Douglas C. Comer (President), Destry…

Hosts and Interns Needed for the 2020 International Exchange Program

2020 International Exchange Program applications are now open for hosts and interns! Interns receive advanced training and hands-on experience in preservation in the US and around the globe. Host organizations receive an enthusiastic young professional working with their organization for a ten-week summer internship. Learn more: https://usicomos.org/internship/ Intern applications are due…

US/ICOMOS and Partners Advocate for US World Heritage Program

May 14, 2019 To:The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, Chairman, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations The Honorable Tom Udall, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations United States Senate, Washington, D.C. Dear Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Udall: As organizations dedicated to…

The Presidio Declaration

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14 Jan. 2019 US/ICOMOS Statement from the 2018 Symposium   Forward Together: A Culture-Nature JourneyTowards More Effective Conservation in a Changing World 13-14 November 2018 The Presidio, San Francisco, California Introduction The Forward Together symposium was convened by US/ICOMOS in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, ICOMOS, IUCN, UNESCO…

US/ICOMOS 2019 Murtagh|Graham Prize – Call for Thesis Submissions!

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The United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) annually awards the Murtagh|Graham Prize for outstanding student scholarship in the area of historic preservation technologies. The Prize was established on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of US/ICOMOS in 2015 and to…

Gala Celebration of World Heritage: 2 May 2019

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The Board of Trustees of US/ICOMOS and the Honorary Co-chairs of the Benefit Committee request the pleasure of your company at the US/ICOMOS Gala Benefit and Celebration of World Heritage We are pleased to announce that our guest of honor will be Henry R. Muñoz, III. Mr. Muñoz is Chief…
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