N.D. historic preservation plan now online

From a news release:

North Dakota’s recently-revised comprehensive historic preservation plan is now on the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s website.

Periodic updating of the state’s comprehensive historic preservation plan is a federal requirement for North Dakota’s participation in the National Historic Preservation program sponsored by the National Park Service, a news release said.

The program brings between $500,000 and $600,000 each year into the state to underwrite programs such as historic property surveys, National Register of Historic Places registrations, building restoration, site protection, certified local government programs and technical assistance to the public.                                                                                              

The 44-page plan is available by visiting history.nd.gov, clicking on “Historic Preservation,” then clicking on “Historic Preservation Planning.” It is titled “Historic Preservation in North Dakota, 2010-2015: A Statewide Comprehensive Plan.”

The recent revisions are written in broad concepts and are intended to provide general guidance to North Dakota’s preservation programs. Broad goals and objectives are more fully developed annually for implementation.

The plan’s contents were guided by comments gathered from preservation professionals, state and community leaders, owners of historic properties and the general public after a series of public meetings throughout the state during the past three years. Additional information was gathered from mail-in questionnaires.

In addition to the plan being available online, a limited number of paper copies are available for people without Internet access. Copies of the document can also be made available in other formats for those with special needs.

For paper copies or other formats, contact historic preservation planner Lisa Steckler at (701) 328-3577, by e-mail at lsteckler@nd.gov or by mail to Historic Preservation Division, North Dakota Heritage Center, 612 E. Blvd. Ave., Bismarck, N.D. 58505-0830.