Jennifer Stevens

9/3/2010: The Mining Law of 1866

SHRA has spent quite a lot of time in recent months doing work related to the 1866 Mining or Right of Way Act.  Among many other things, the law provides perpetual ROWs for uses that existed on public land at the time the land was withdrawn from the public domain.  There is a provision of… Read the Rest »

7/26/2010 SHRA working to complete Boise’s new Historic Preservation Plan

SHRA is putting the finishing touches on Boise’s new Historic Preservation Plan.  The plan has not been updated since it was first written in 1979.  Much has happened since that time, and society values historic properties differently now than it did then.  Many things had to be addressed in this plan, including how to merge… Read the Rest »

7/7/2010 Historians and Gettysburg Casino

In June, many individual historians as well as the National Council on Public History and the Organization of American Historians wrote to the Pennsylvania Gaming Board to express opposition to a Casino requested for one-half mile from the Gettysburg National Military Park.  Gettysburg was the site of a critical Civil War battle as well as… Read the Rest »

6/17/10: Writing Boise’s new Historic Preservation Plan

We spent this past week drafting an almost complete version of Boise City’s new Historic Preservation Plan.  The Plan has not been updated since it was first written in 1979, and so much has changed since then!  The City has made so much progress toward preserving Boise’s heritage, but so many structures and sites remained… Read the Rest »

6/2/2010: Why Can’t I Find That on the Internet?

In the year 2010, people often think that there is little they can’t find on the Internet or through various electronic databases.  In fact, there is so much information available today that often the problem is not how to find it, but how to limit it.  With regard to litigation, most paralegals can come up… Read the Rest »

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