An Introduction To The American Battlefield Protection Program: 25 Years of Working With Battlefield Archeology

Author(s): Elizabeth S. Vehmeyer

Year: 2016

Summary

Created in 1991, the NPS American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. The ABPP provides professional assistance to individuals, groups, organizations, or governments interested in preserving historic battlefield land and sites associated with battles. The ABPP also awards grants to groups, institutions, organizations, or governments sponsoring preservation projects at historic battlefields; and to state and local governments seeking to acquire battlefield land. Through public-private partnerships, the ABPP specifically enables communities near historic battlefields to develop local solutions for balanced preservation approaches for these sites.  This paper will introduce the first 25 years of the ABPP and specifically it’s Battlefield Planning Grant Program.  It will also introduce the symposium and the goals of ushering battlefield archeology into the next 25 years of the ABPP, next 50 years of the NHPA, and the next 100 years of the NPS.

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An Introduction To The American Battlefield Protection Program: 25 Years of Working With Battlefield Archeology. Elizabeth S. Vehmeyer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434398)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 126