Public Lands

For over 20 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has advocated for the preservation of historic and cultural resources on federal public lands. The Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the National Park Service control millions of acres of land rich in resources, ranging from Native American cliff dwellings and sacred sites to ranger cabins and early twentieth-century dude ranches.

A variety of factors -- inadequate survey information about cultural resources, insufficient funding, pressure from competing uses like energy development and recreation, lack of agency will -- combine to expose resources on these lands to many types of threats.

For more information on Public Lands, please visit Preservation Leadership Forum.