The Preservation Idaho Advocacy Committee meets monthly to review threats to Idaho’s historic resources. Unfortunately, the committee often finds out about a potential historic loss at the 11th hour leaving little time to offer alternatives, alert the public, and contact key agencies.
Typically, the committee seeks historic background and photographs of a threatened building and reaches out to the owner(s) and local agencies to seek alternatives. Our role as advocates for preservation encourages us to write letters, speak up at public hearings, and share concerns with the media. With rapid growth in Idaho, Preservation Idaho’s mission of preserving Idaho’s historic places through education, collaboration and advocacy is being tested.