Message #278:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Interior Appropriations / NRDC-NTHP Report
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 21:21:23 -0700


Clipped from Preservation On-Line News v2#28 and edited.

From: Loretta Neumann

Fiscal 1998 Interior Appropriations bill -- Committee's recommendations and
the Administration's budget request at http://thomas.loc.gov. 
Interior committee approved the following:

*  $39.8 million ($600,000 less than House) for the Historic
Preservation Fund (same as reported last week).
* $5,350,000 for the Heritage Partnerships program. Within this
amount is $850,000 for technical support and $4,500,000 for grants to
heritage areas and historic districts.
* $1.5 million for the new NPS Vanishing Treasures Program to 
restore masonry ruins in national park units in  the southwest ($1 million
less than the Administration requested and the House approved.)
* $1 million for initial funding  for the Oklahoma City Bombing
Memorial,subject to appropriate authorization (no funds in House bill).
* A $500,000 increase over fiscal year 1997 level for the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation program.
*$150,000 for a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of
designating Central High School in Little Rock, AR, as a unit of the
National Park System due to its importance in interpreting  the development
of the civil rights movement in the United States.
* $2.745 million for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (the
same as the Administration requested and $45,000 more than the House
approved).
* $13.222 for the Bureau of Land Management Cultural Resources
Management (the House level was $12.6 million);
* $13.9 million for the Forest Service's Heritage Resources (same as the
House).
* $100 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (House had
zero)
* $110 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities (same as House).

Report on National Parks --
Natural Resources Defense Council and National Trust for
Historic Preservation released a report this week documenting numerous
threats to the resources of the national parks. Full report available at 
http://www.igc.apc.org/nrdc.

##########################################
Prepared by CEHP Incorporated for Preservation On-Line News (PONS). Credit
CEHP Incorporated.
#####################################################

[ SASIG Ed. Note -- See "Reclaiming Our Heritage -- What We Need to Do to
Preserve America's National Parks."  This is the complete July 1997 report
published by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Trust
for Historic Preservation on the precarious state of our National Parks.
The report includes case studies highlighting critical park threats and
needs. http://www.nrdc.org/nrdcpro/roh/rohinx.html]