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Idahoans at the National Preservation Conference

Download a press release (pdf) detailing the contributions of Idahoans to the National Preservation Conference.

Wednesday, October 31

8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sandpoint, Idaho: Trains, Theatre and Timber!

Full day field session, departing Spokane on a spectacular scenic drive north to the most beautiful small town in America.   Explore inspiring preservation success stories including the Sandpoint Depot and Panida Theatre, among others. Return to Spokane via historic Priest River. 

Idaho Session Manager: Aric Spence, Spence Designs, Sandpoint, ID

Thursday November 1

7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cataldo Mission and Coeur d’Alene Tribal Traditions

One half day field session with a bus trip from Spokane to the Cataldo Mission, Idaho’s oldest standing building (built by tribal members and Jesuits from 1850 to 1853); also see how the tribe honors its ancestors at the beautiful Trail of the Coeur d’Alene in Plummer. 

Idaho Session Manager: Quanah Matheson, Coeur d’Alene Tribe culture director Coeur d’Alene Tribe Plummer, ID

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Preservation Partnerships for Open Space and Cultural Resource Preservation

Two case studies from the intermountain West will illustrate different opportunities for alliances with conservation groups and land trusts. 

Idaho Session Manager/ Moderator:  Sheri Freemuth, AICP, Senior Field Officer , Boise Field Office of the National Trust for Historic PreservationIdaho Panelists:  Wendy Janssen, National Park Service (NPS) Superintendent, Minidoka National Historic Site and Hagerman National Fossil Beds, Hagerman, Idaho.   Mark Elsbree, Vice President and Northwest Director, The Conservation Fund, Sun Valley, Idaho

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Preservation and Environmentalism: Bridging the Gap 

A panel will offer tools to resolve gaps and conflicts between preservation and conservation, using examples from Napa County, CA and providing a federal view on bridging the gap between Section 106 and NEPA reviews and compliance.   

Idaho Session Manager/Moderator: Stephen R. Miller, associate professor of law at the University of Idaho, College of Law, Boise.

Friday November 2

8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Big Burn and Idaho’s Silver Valley

Full day field session from Spokane, WA to Wallace, ID with informative stops along the way to learn about the route, environmental considerations of mining, logging and fire, and the economic development challenges of the area. 

Idaho Session Managers:  Nancy Richardson, International Tourism Specialist, Idaho Department of Commerce, Boise.  Keith Peterson, State Historian, Idaho State Historical Society, Moscow.

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Greening your guidelines: When, Where, Why and How

Session Description:   Communities across the country are working to combine sustainability and preservation every day. Learn how two preservation minded places, Dubuque and Boise, have "greened" their design guidelines to promote green technology  and retain preservation standards

Idaho Panelist:  Sarah Schafer, Design Review & Historic Preservation Manager, City of Boise, ID.