Montana Historical Society

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Preservation Commissioner Training

To assist Montana's historic preservation commissioners, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has developed this 4-hour online preservation training program. Included within are the basics, benefits, requirements, and eligible activities of the Certified Local Government program, how the SHPO can provide community preservation assistance, an overview of our national preservation history, preservation design standards and when they apply, various commission projects across the state, and a few preservation issues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CLG Coordinator at SHPO, 406-444-7715.

Part 1: Why Preserve? What's a CLG? What's a SHPO? (8.4mb)

Part 2: What's Our Preservation History? (5mb)

Part 3: What Are the SOI Standards and When Do They Apply? (4.9mb)

Part 4: What We're Up To In Montana CLGs, and Looking Ahead (8.5mb)
Preservation Training Handout - (Word) (PDF)

Additional CLG Information: Montana CLG Manual

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This training program is financed in part with funds granted to the Montana CLG program from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Montana State Historic Preservation Office administers these federal funds as part of the Certified Local Government programs. This program received Federal financial assistance toward identification and protection of historic properties. The contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the DOI. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1073, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, DOI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, PO Box 37127, Washington, DC 20013-7127.