Dam Removal and Historic Preservation: Reconciling Dual Objectives


Too often advocates for river restoration through dam removal find themselves in the middle of a project and at odds with potential partners over matters of historic preservation. The goal of Dam Removal and Historic Preservation: Reconciling Dual Objectives is to help dam removal proponents and advocates for historic preservation work together more effectively to achieve their mutual goals, while building constructive relationships and successfully reconciling potentially competing objectives. This report combines a primer on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act with methods for avoiding, minimizing, or mitigating the adverse effects of a dam removal project and concludes with real life case studies.Available online at https://www.americanrivers.org/site/DocServer/Dam_Removal_and_Historic_P... 


Serena McClain, Stephanie Lindloff and Katherine Baer