Every 5 years, the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Office (NDSHPO), at the direction of the National Park Service, prepares a plan to guide preservation efforts within the state for the next 5 year period. This plan is not intended only for the use of the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) or the NDSHPO. Rather this plan is intended to provide guidance for anyone and everyone–government agency, organization, business, professional practitioner, interested individual–with an interest in identifying and preserving historic and cultural properties in and for the future. This document is intended to assist users by providing information useful in understanding the environment with which preservation must contend and to identify widely held priorities for preservation efforts.
As part of this process, the NDSHPO asks for public input in determining the goals for the next 5 years. This short survey will allow planning staff to determine which goals are most important and what challenges we might face as we work towards preserving the heritage of the people of North Dakota.