[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-01-05

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Jan 5 15:24:46 PST 2017

In this issue:
1. Oregon Heritage requests feedback for 2017-2022 preservation plan
2. Collection organization featured in newest Oregon Heritage Exchange blog post
2. #oregonheritage reminder
3. Oregon Main Street tiers accepting applications
4. National Preservation Institute workshops in Portland
5. Oregon Century Farm and Ranch program seeks application for awards


Every five years the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in partnership with the general public, interest and advocacy groups, and other government agencies completes a statewide historic preservation plan that identifies program priorities. The Oregon SHPO is asking for your feedback on our programs and the information collected will be used in the creation of the 2017-2022 Oregon State Historic Preservation Plan. Our short survey asks for feedback on our services and gives participants the opportunity to identify how the office's resources should be allocated for future preservation efforts. To give your input please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ORHeritagePartnerSurvey.

Oregon Heritage, a Division of Oregon State Parks, includes the Oregon SHPO. The Oregon SHPO locally administers National Park Service (NPS) programs created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, including the identification and designation of historic properties and archaeological sites; tax and grant programs; and the Certified Local Government Program (CLG), a partnership program between local jurisdictions and the state and federal government. The SHPO also coordinates closely with Oregon Heritage programs, including the Heritage Commission and Main Street, among others. The SHPO office is funded in part through a grant from NPS. A copy of the 2011-2016 plan can be found here: http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/SHPO/docs/historic_preservation_plan_11-16.pdf .

To learn more about the Oregon SHPO and Oregon Heritage programs, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

Please contact Ian Johnson, Associate Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, at (503) 986-0678 or ian.johnson at oregon.gov<mailto:ian.johnson at oregon.gov> with any additional questions or comments.


In 2016 Kathleen Daly received the Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Training Scholarship to attend the Western Museums Association Annual Conference in Arizona. In the latest Oregon Heritage Exchange blog<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/organizing-your-museum-highlights-from-the-2016-western-museums-association-annual-conference/> post she relays some helpful tips and tricks she learned at the conference for embarking on cleaning and organization projects with museum collections.


Help us continue to build a network celebrating Oregon's history and culture! Remember to tag collections, events, historic places, photos and artifacts with #oregonheritage.


Oregon Main Street is accepting applications from organizations interested in receiving downtown revitalization assistance at its Performing Main Street(R) and Transforming Downtown designation levels. Organizations at these levels receive access to the highest level of services and support available through the Oregon Main Street "Tier System Network." The network also includes Exploring Downtown and Affiliate levels of participation.

Successful applicants receive assistance to help revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their traditional business district. Services vary from community to community, but generally include work plan and committee development along with specialized training and networking opportunities.

Visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> and click on the main street page for more information on the Tier System, including eligibility and designation criteria for all levels of assistance. Performing Main Street and Transforming Downtown applications are available by email at sheri.stuart at oregon.gov<mailto:sheri.stuart at oregon.gov> or by calling 503.986.0679. Completed applications must be received by March 3, 2017.

Oregon Main Street is modeled on the National Main Street Center's Main Street Approach(R), which has been used in more than 2,000 cities nationwide. It emphasizes four critical areas of downtown revitalization: organization helps everyone work toward the same goals and maximizes involvement of public and private leaders within the community; promotion brings people back downtown by helping to attract visitors, shoppers, and investors; design enhances a district's appearance and pedestrian amenities while preserving its historic features; and economic vitality stimulates business development and helps strengthen the district's economic base.

Performing Main Street(R) level communities include Albany, Astoria, Corvallis, La Grande, McMinnville, Oregon City, Roseburg, The Dalles, and the Alberta district in Portland. Current Transforming Downtown level communities include Bandon, Beaverton, Canby, Carlton, Coos Bay, Cottage Grove, Dayton, Estacada, Hillsboro, Klamath Falls, Lebanon, Milton-Freewater, Newberg, Pendleton, Port Orford, Sherwood, and Tillamook.

Oregon Main Street is part of Heritage Programs in the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.


NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
Portland, OR-March 14-15, 2017

Learn about environmental impact analysis, cultural resource management, and historic preservation responsibilities and relationships. Assess practical applications for effectively integrating the analyses required by the National Environmental Policy Act, related environmental regulations, and the National Historic Preservation Act. Read full agenda. www.npi.org/sem-icrec.html<http://www.npi.org/sem-icrec.html>

Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties
Portland, OR-March 16-17, 2017

Section 4(f) of the DOT Act of 1966 is triggered by projects funded or approved by a U.S. DOT agency that propose the use of historic property or land from a publicly owned park, recreation area, or refuge. Examine the stringent approval standards of this substantive law and discuss ways to better integrate and streamline Sections 4(f) and 106 with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Read full agenda. www.npi.org/sem-4f.html<http://www.npi.org/sem-4f.html>

Register. www.npi.org/register.html<http://www.npi.org/register.html>

NPI, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage.

Questions? Please contact us. Thank you.

National Preservation Institute / 703.765.0100 / info at npi.org<mailto:info at npi.org> / www.npi.org<http://www.npi.org>


Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 award year for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program.  The application deadline is May 1, 2017.  Families throughout Oregon who have continuously farmed portions of their family acreage for the past 100 or 150 years are invited to apply.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program began in 1958 to honor farm and ranch families with century-long connections to the land.  To qualify for a century or sesquicentennial award, interested families must follow a formal application process.  Members of the Application Review Committee review each application against the qualifications, which include continuous family operation of the farm or ranch; a gross income from farm use of not less than $1,000 per year for at least three years out of five prior to application; and family members must live on or actively manage the farm or ranch activities.  Application documentation may include photos, original deeds, personal stories, or other historic records.  These records help support Oregon's agricultural history by providing valuable information about settlement patterns and statistics on livestock and crop cycles.  All documents are archived for public access.

Successful applicants receive a personalized certificate with acknowledgment by the Governor and the director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and a durable metal roadside sign to identify the family's farm or ranch as having historic Century or Sesquicentennial status.  Each family will be honored during a special ceremony and reception at the Oregon State Fair on August 26, 2017.

Every Oregon farm and ranch has a unique history and special family story. The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch program encourages agriculture families to share these stories of century-long connections with a broader audience.  By promoting family stories, rich cultural heritage is passed down to future generations while educating Oregonians about the social and economic impact of Oregon agriculture.  To date, 1,175 families have formally received the Century designation and 33 families have received the Sesquicentennial Award.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program is administered by the Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education.  It is supported by a partnership between the Oregon Farm Bureau, the State Historic Preservation Office: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon State University Libraries' Special Collections & Archives Research Center, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and by generous donations of Oregonians.

For information about the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program, contact Andréa Kuenzi Program Coordinator, at 503-400-7884 or cfr at oregonfb.org<mailto:cfr at oregonfb.org> or visit http://oregonfb.org/centuryfarm/.

Share your photos of Oregon's heritage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #oregonheritage.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>

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