Thursday, October 14, 2010

Need Preservation Assistance?

California Preservation Foundation (CPF), in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers on-site technical assistance and direct support to property owners, developers, local officials, local organizations and others with information and tools essential for successful preservation projects and initiatives through a new Field Services program.

The goal of the Field Services program is to provide assistance in communities comprised of local governments with limited time, budget, personnel and expertise to create effective preservation policies and encourage the incorporation of historic preservation into community planning through increased advocacy and education statewide.

How Field Services Can Help?
The Field Services Director can help to:
• Assess local preservation needs;
• Coordinate alliances and develop partnerships;
• Provide guidance on solution based strategies;
• Interact locally to provide on-site assistance;
• Convene meetings, workshops, presentations, etc. to assist with advocacy and education efforts in local communities; and
• Provide linkages to consultants, informational resources, and potential financial sources.

The California Preservation Foundation also maintains close working relationships with the State Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks, National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Service and hundreds of design professionals throughout California.

If you need preservation assistance or have a question, please contact Jennifer Gates, AICP, Field Services Director at 415-495-0349 x 204 or by email at

The Field Services program is made possible through the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) Partners in the Field challenge grant and the generous support of California Preservation Foundation’s members and donors.

The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) is the only statewide non-profit historic preservation education and advocacy membership organization in California. CPF serves as an essential link in the state’s historic preservation network, and emphasizes educational programs, advocacy and information exchange through a quarterly newsletter, the Preservation Design Awards, the Annual California Preservation Conference, workshops and publications addressing critical preservation issues.

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