October 2016 Posts

Comment period open: The U.S. Virgin Islands Statewide Historic Preservation Plan 2016-2021


CLCC partner the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office (VISHPO) has released its proposed 5-Year Historic Preservation Plan. VISHPO held recent public hearings on St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix, and are also reaching out to involved professionals. The comment period is open for another month. Reading and taking the survey should take less than a half-hour and will make a serious addition to the draft.  The plan is available at http://museums.ua.edu/oar/usvi/ and the accompanying survey can be found at https://universityofalabama.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6L8liqdzXVZUfFr.

This is a great chance to make your feelings known, and provide VISHPO with your specialized knowledge on how to proceed for the foreseeable future, as well as to point out any inadequacies as you see them.



Questions on the plan can be directed to:

David M. Brewer, Senior Archaeologist, Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office, Fort Frederik Museum, 198 Strand St.Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands  00840

E-mail: david.brewer@dpnr.vi.gov
Phone:  (340) 719-7089

New EPA Factsheet: What Climate Change Means for Puerto Rico

EPA just published a series of fact sheets, “What Climate Change Means for Your State,”  which focus on the impacts of climate change in each of the 50 states and the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico. These 52 fact sheets compile information from previously published synthesis and assessment reports to provide a handy reference for state and local policymakers, businesses, and individuals who are looking to communicate impacts of climate change in a given state.  The fact sheets can be found at: www3.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts/state-impact-factsheets.html.  Fact sheets on the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia will be coming soon.


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