The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division for Historic Preservation announced the release of the final scoping document for the Draft New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-25) and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement.
The State Historic Preservation Plan (SHPP) guides preservation efforts at the local, regional and state levels. It serves as a blueprint for identifying and preserving New York's historic and cultural resources and is periodically updated to address current needs, issues and opportunities.
State Parks invites people to view and share the webinar that discusses the various functions of the division for historic preservation and the planning process and goals for the SHPP. The webinar is available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6xdNCCEs1I.
The online version of the final scoping document is available at the following publicly accessible website: https://parks.ny.gov/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx.
Required under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Historic Preservation Plan will detail potential preservation resources and community development efforts. Previously, plans have been issued by the division for historic preservation in 2015, 2009, 2001, 1995, 1975 and 1970.
Those who require a non-digital copy of the final scoping document can submit a request to:
For more information on historic preservation in New York, visit https://parks.ny.gov/shpo/.