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California Department of Parks & Recreation, Office of Historic Preservation [CA]

"The mission of the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC), in partnership with the people of California and governmental agencies, is to preserve and enhance California's irreplaceable historic heritage as a matter of public interest so that its vital legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, economic, social, and environmental benefits will be maintained and enriched for present and future generations." To accomplish this mission, the California OHP and SHRC have a number of programs designed to reward and encourage preservation efforts statewide, including "California Main Street," a program dedicated to revitalizing downtowns across the state, as well as a variety of preservation grants awarded to citizens and organizations focused on preserving historic structures or landmarks.

The site offers in depth information about all SHRC and OHP programs, visitor and historical information about all state parks and historic landmarks, past newsletters, information about training and workshops offered, and links to other resources, including the Tribal Historic Preservation office.

 
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