The National Park Service Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy
In 2016 the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated the centennial of its 1916 Organic Act and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which established the framework for the current national preservation program. The National Park Service Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy (CRCC Strategy) responds to the mandates of both Acts. The CRCC Strategy provides guidance for NPS managers to anticipate, plan for, and respond to the real and potential effects of a changing climate on the cultural resources the 1916 Act commits us to protect unimpaired for future generations. Under the NHPA, it further provides guidance to our many partners in the national historic preservation program to recognize and respond to a wide range of environmental changes that are threatening cultural resources in communities throughout the Nation.