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Planning & Historic Contexts

Planning & Historic Contexts

Planning & Historic Contexts

Judy Wolf
Chief, Planning & Historic Contexts Development Program
Archaeology Awareness Month
(307) 766-5366

 

Judy Wolf
Chief, Planning & Historic Contexts Development Program
Archaeology Awareness Month
(307) 766-5366

 

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Historic contexts are an important component of the State Preservation Plan created by the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to preserve and promote Wyoming’s heritage. It is the mission of the Planning & Historic Contexts program to develop and maintain updated historic contexts to promote efficiency and better decision-making in the identification, evaluation, and management of Wyoming’s heritage resources. We oversee and aid in the research and development of historic contexts for use by academic researchers, federal and state agencies, and industry personnel in the evaluation and treatment of historic properties in Wyoming. The program is guided by the Historic Context Development Advisory Committee and is under the direction of Judy Wolf, 307-766-5366.

 


Historic Context Development Priorities

Priorities for the development of historic contexts depend on three factors: the significance of the historic context and property types; the severity of the threat to the property types within the historic context; and the fragility and condition of the resources. Public demand or desire to create historic contexts on a particular topic is also be taken into consideration. The Historic Context Development Advisory Committee reconvened in August 2016 to discuss historic context needs for Wyoming for the next decade. The committee reviewed the 2006 priorities and revised the list of priority contexts based on current risks to cultural resources such as development, demolition, and climate change. The priority thematic contexts identified for development are:

Priority 1
Tourism/Hospitality
Stone Circle Sites
High Altitude/Ice Patch Archaeological Sites
Prehistoric Housepit Sites

Priority 2
Recreation Residences
Contact Era – Protohistoric Sites

Priority 3
Post -War Architecture 1945-1970
Timber Extraction/Production

Priority 4
Mining - Hard Rock/Soft Rock
Water Development/Irrigation
Rock Art Sites– Statewide
Transportation – Railroads
Lincoln Highway

Priority 5
Prehistoric Trails/Migration Corridors

 

All contexts

All contexts

Judy Wolf
Chief, Planning & Historic Contexts Development Program
Archaeology Awareness Month
(307) 766-5366

 

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Historic Preservation Plan

State Historic Preservation Plan

Judy Wolf
Chief, Planning & Historic Contexts Development Program
Archaeology Awareness Month
(307) 766-5366

 

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In 2014, the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office began making preparations to revise the 2007-2015 Historic Preservation Plan. The plan was developed with input from our preservation partners, stakeholders, and the public. We appreciate all of you who participated in the planning process by responding to our plan revision survey, attending one of our public meetings, or providing review comments on the draft plan. The final plan was approved by the National Park Service’s historic preservation planning program in January 2016. Wyoming’s Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan guides the actions and sets the priorities for historic preservation activity in Wyoming through 2026.