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Protecting Historic Places – Preservation Legislation

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Federal Laws

Various federal laws and regulations are listed for the benefit of concerned citizens, cultural resource management consultants, and representatives of state and federal agencies.


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State Laws

Learn about state legislation that relates to the identification and protection of archaeological sites, burial places, and historic buildings in North Dakota.

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Web Sites of Interest

A number of web addresses are provided that may be of interest to a wide variety of audiences regarding the preservation of cultural resources.

612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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