Campus Heritage Initiative
This six-year initiative was designed to assist colleges and universities in the United States in managing and preserving the integrity of their significant historic buildings, sites, and landscapes. Grants were awarded for projects that focused on the research and survey of historic resources, preparation of preservation master plans, and development of detailed conservation assessments. From 2002 to 2007, the Campus Heritage Initiative supported preservation efforts for over 85 historic campuses across the country, a nationwide survey of independent colleges, and a national conference on campus preservation issues through grants totaling nearly $14 million. The preservation plans produced through the initiative were made available on an interactive Web portal developed through a grant to the Society for College and University Planning. The Campus Heritage Initiative resulted in broad-based awareness of the need for preservation planning on college and university campuses and for integrating preservation planning into the master planning process.