Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

September 08, 2021

Dan Keefe | Brian Nearing
(518) 486-1868 |

Draft State Historic Preservation Plan Available for Review

Public Meeting on Draft Plan/Draft GEIS Set for September 28

(Waterford, NY) The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Division for Historic Preservation today announced the release of the Draft New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2026)/Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement. 

The State Historic Preservation Plan (SHPP) guides preservation efforts at the local, regional, and state levels. It serves as a blueprint for identifying and preserving New York's historic and cultural resources and is periodically updated to address current needs, issues, and opportunities. Statewide plans are the product of collaboration within OPRHP and broad-based professional, partner, and public involvement from across the State. 

A public meeting on the Draft Plan/DGEIS will be hosted online, Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 6:00 pm. This meeting will be recorded and made publicly available. 

During the meeting OPRHP staff will make a presentation about the Plan and be available for a question-and-answer session after the presentation. Free registration in advance of the online meeting will be required in order to attend. To register, please e-mail no later than Friday, September 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm. 

This meeting is accessible to people with language differences and/or disabilities. Any person who needs an interpretive or disability-related accommodation or modification to participate must make a written request no later than close of business on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The written request must be addressed to the Agency Contact below. 

OPRHP encourages the public to participate in the online public meeting for the Statewide Plan and welcomes all comments on the draft documents. An online version of the draft Plan/DGEIS is available at the following publicly accessible website: 

A non-digital copy of the documents can be provided by the Agency Contact listed below. 

Written comments on the Draft Plan/DGEIS will be accepted until close of business on Friday, October 15, 2021, and may be submitted to or mailed to the contact address below. 

Following the comment period, OPRHP will prepare and post a Final State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2026)/Generic Environmental Impact Statement. 

Agency Contact: 

Daniel McEneny, Historic Preservation Program Coordinator 
Division for Historic Preservation
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 
Peebles Island State Park, P.O. Box 189 
Waterford, New York 12188 
(518) 268-2162 

For additional information on historic preservation in New York State, please visit our website at