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SHPO Annual Work Plan


The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center invites public comment on the state’s preservation needs and projects in preparation for its annual federal grant application.

The office manages the National Register of Historic Places program of the National Park Service in South Dakota. The program relates historic preservation to economic, social, and educational state objectives. It surveys, inventories, and registers historical properties. In addition, it promotes public awareness and provides technical assistance on their preservation.

Among the questions to consider are: what properties or areas need to be inventoried? what properties should be considered for nomination to the national register of historic places? what properties are at-risk or endangered?, and what kinds of technical preservation assistance are beneficial?

“Public input or responses to these questions will help the program in preparing its annual work plan,” said Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society. “And preservation promotes economic development and cultural tourism.”

To make suggestions, please complete the SHPO Annual Work Plan Suggestion Form linked below. The completed form may be returned via e-mail to, fax to 605-773-6041, or mail to SD SHPO, Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD, 57501-2217.

October 31 is the annual deadline for suggestions to be considered for the next federal fiscal year.

SHPO Annual Work Plan Suggestion Form (pdf)

Statewide Preservation Plan 2021-2025

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