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A way forward for historic preservation in Colorado
DENVER (August 4, 2016)—History Colorado’s Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation continues to be a national leader in historic preservation by releasing the five-year update to The Power of Heritage and Place: A 2020 Action Plan to Advance Preservation in Colorado. This update outlines the actions and goals that state, federal, and local preservationists should consider while working to save Colorado's priceless historic buildings and other resources.
Because historic preservation starts at the local level, this update is publicly available. The media and public alike are encouraged to read, learn, and inquire about what the State is doing to preserve Colorado's historic resources now, and about the challenges and opportunities in the years to come.
This plan seeks to address the unique challenges to historic preservation, including urban and suburban sprawl, public misconceptions about historic preservation, and the dangers posed by extreme weather, natural disasters, and climate change. It also incorporates and suggests new strategies for historic preservation practices, collaboration, and public outreach.
The Power of Heritage and Place: A 2020 Action Plan to Advance Preservation in Colorado and its update are available online here. Requests for printed copies can be made to the contact below.