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Partners in Local Preservation


NPS has many wonderful partners to assist local preservation. Successful projects require planning and collaboration. Working with other partners and programs can assist any community. The list of organizations below represents a few of our partners who may be able to provide you with additional support.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)

The ACHP is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. ACHP leads a federal partnership program called Preserve America, which promotes economic development through heritage tourism. ACHP also sets policy for the review of Federal projects that may impact historic sites, known as the Section 106 Process. Communities are encouraged to participate in this process, should a Federal project affect local resources. ACHP: Preserve America

American Architectural Foundation (AAF)

The AAF is dedicated to the vibrant social, economic, and environmental future of cities. AAF provides design leadership training and technical assistance to hundreds of elected officials, public-private partners, education leaders, business leaders, and other key decision makers as they plan for the future of their communities.

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC)

A national membership organization, NAPC supports local historic preservation commissions and the historic resources they help protect. NAPC’s mission is to provide educational and training programs to the dedicated volunteers and municipal staff who serve on and support local preservation. NAPC’s Forum, its bi-annual conference, is dedicated solely to local preservation issues.

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO)

NATHPO supports tribes and tribal governments in efforts to preserve their heritage and traditional cultural practices. The organization also works closely with the Tribal Historic Preservation Program of the National Park Service.

National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO)

NCSHPO acts as a membership and communication vehicle among the SHPOs and their staffs and represents the SHPOs with federal agencies and national preservation organizations. NCSHPO is also the place to find your State Office’s contact information.

National Main Street Center

Established in 1980, the center works with a nationwide network of communities to encourage preservation-based economic revitalization, and has participated in the renewal of more than 2,000 older commercial districts during its 30-year history. As a nonprofit organization, the center provides information, holds conferences and workshops, and conducts research and advocacy on critical revitalization issues. 

National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP)

The NTHP, established in 1949, focuses on high profile preservation priorities, court cases, and cross-cutting preservation issues of importance to the saving of historic places and the growth of the preservation movement in America. This national nonprofit membership organization plays an important role in issues at a national level through policy, research, advocacy, and outreach.