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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 398

BLM receives historic preservation award

 The Bureau of Land Management has received a national award for a data-sharing system to help preserve archaeological and historic sites. (See the news release for more information)

A group of five people smile at the camera as two hold awards
From left to right: Wil Shaforth, Ed Roberson, Alice Baldrica, Kirk Halford, John Nau III

The awards were presented by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Chairman John L. Nau, III, at the quarterly business meeting held in the Cannon Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building. Nau was joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks (and the Interior Secretary’s designate to the ACHP) Will Shafroth; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management, and Budget Robert G. Stanton, in making the presentations.

Accepting the awards on behalf of the BLM were BLM’s Assistant Director, Ed Roberson and Cultural Resources Data Sharing Partnership coordinator, Kirk Halford of BLM-California's Bishop Field Office.  Alice Baldrica, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Nevada accepted a Partner Certificate on behalf of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

BLM’s Preservation Officer, Dr. Robin Burgess, and the former Division Chief for Heritage Resources, Dr. Marilyn Nickels, were also recognized. Other major figures in this effort are Nancy Schamu, Executive Director of the National Conference of SHPOs, Mary Hopkins, Wyoming SHPO, consultant Eric Ingbar, and former CRDS coordinator, Linda Clark.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, an independent federal agency, promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of the nation’s historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.


BLM-California News.bytes, issue 398

Last updated: 09-02-2009