The act established two additional national monuments (which will be managed by other agencies), created six new national heritage areas
, expanded national parks by over 42,000 acres, designated 1.3 million acres as wilderness, expanded the National Trails System by 2,600 miles, expanded the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System by 621 miles, and will prevent new mining operations on 370,00 acres near North Cascades and Yellowstone National Parks.
National Heritage Areas
are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural and historic resources come together to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.
All 417 parks in the National Park System as well as national trails and national heritage areas
are participating, including the Appalachian Trail and the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Reed also included $20.3 million in federal funding for national heritage areas
in the 2015 Ominbus Appropriation Act, which guarantees the Blackstone corridor $650,000 in fiscal 2015, according to the senator's website.
The bill features seven brand new national park sites, the expansion of nine sites and the extension of more than a dozen National Heritage Areas
, as pointed out by CNN's Katia Hetter.
La creacion del National Trust for Historic Preservation [Fundacion Nacional para la Conservacion Historica] (1949) y la sancion del National Historic Preservation Act [Ley Nacional para la Conservacion Historica] (1966) abrieron la puerta al surgimiento de los parques patrimoniales estadounidenses o National Heritage Areas
(NHA) (Eugster, 2003).
senators, together with their counterparts from West Virginia, have introduced legislation to secure federal funding for a new National Heritage Area
in the mountain counties of far Western Maryland and extend existing National Heritage Areas
in parts of West Virginia.
Many laws establishing national heritage areas
Jackson (anthropology, University of South Florida) links the past with the present through the voices of the descendants of enslaved Africans collected from oral histories, in this ethnographic and ethnohistorical study of the representation of enslaved Africans at public historic sites in National Heritage Areas
. The study focuses on four antebellum plantation sites, including the Friendfield rice plantation in Georgetown, South Carolina, where the ancestors of First Lady Michelle Obama were enslaved.
Google quoting an example noted Ireland now has "Excellent coverage of National Heritage Areas
, as well as more detailed coastlines and bodies of water."
The Discover Our Shared Heritage itineraries focus on communities, regions, and National Heritage Areas
or on themes such as civil rights, the Underground Railroad, American presidents, aviation, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and places where women made history.