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ADvocacy Alert!

The Wyoming Legislature is considering a bill that threatens historic places and spaces by undermining the National Historic Preservation Act.  Contact your legislators today and ask them to  VOTE NO on SF-101!

Time is short for this effort.  Phone calls or email are most effective. 

You can find who your state legislators are, and how to contact them here.

  • When you send an email, we recommend using the subject line OPPOSITION TO SF-101
  • If you would like to contact a legislator directly, call the Senate Receptionist at (307) 777-7711 or the House Receptionist at (307) 777-7852 to leave a brief message for a member telling them you oppose Senate File 101.

Contact information is also listed on the Legislature’s Website at www.wyoleg.gov.

The spirit and direction of the Nation are founded upon and reflected in its historic heritage.
— The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966

When the National Historic Preservation Act was passed, Congress recognized the importance of historic places and spaces.  By opposing SF 101, we can ensure that our Wyoming spirit, and a full understanding of our past, can direct our future. 


The National Historic Preservation Act protects our places and spaces.

The National Historic Preservation Act protects historic properties in Wyoming. Landowners use this Act to ensure their historic ranches are protected.  Sites like South Pass, the Oregon, California, and Mormon National Historic Trails, areas important to Native American tribes, and historic properties in our National Parks have benefited from the NHPA.


SENATE FILE 101 IS ONLY SYMBOLIC; WYOMING CAN DO BETTER.

A sponsor has admitted that Senate File 101 is only symbolic.  The bill is unnecessary and fosters misunderstandings about historic preservation.  Even if enacted, federal agencies will still have to comply with NHPA.


LET's FIND A WAY TO COLLABORATE AND FIND REAL SOLUTIONS.

The NHPA encourages stakeholder consultations and collaborative relationships to solve problems.  These relationships have in the past led to productive solutions for countless sites.  An attack on NHPA is an attack on the Wyoming way of working together.