State Parks Releases Final Scoping Document for Draft Historic Preservation Plan and Generic Environmental Impact Statement

(Waterford, NY) The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Division for Historic Preservation today announced the release of the Final Scoping Document for the Draft New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2025) 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. OPRHP invites you to view and share our 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.

If you require a non-digital copy of the Final Scoping Document, please submit your request to the Agency Contact listed below.

Agency Contact:

Daniel McEneny, Historic Preservation Program Coordinator

Division for Historic Preservation

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Peebles Island State Park, P.O. Box 189

Waterford, New York 12188

[email protected]

(518) 268-2162

For additional information on historic preservation in New York State, please visit our website at https://parks.ny.gov/shpo/