Program & Legislative History

Protecting our nation’s historic resources is a continual challenge, requiring local, state and federal protections. A common misconception is that local ordinances provide sufficient protections. However, this has not proven to be the case, which is why federal legislation was passed to further protect America’s architectural heritage.

For more information on how easements can enhance local efforts to protect historic neighborhoods, see Easements and Ordinances.

For more information on the legislation, see Legislative History.