Preservation & Interpretation
Battery Gunnison’s 6-inch gun with AGFA gun crew
The Preservation and Interpretation Committee is charged with focusing CDSG’s efforts in preservation and assisting other organizations in preserving and interpretation important coast defense sites and artifacts. The committee’s missions are:
- This committee is the focal point for members to pass information on threats to coast defense sites, to seek support from the CDSG in their efforts to preserve a site.
- The committee will insure that preservation issues will be fully considered and presented to the Board before any official CDSG position is taken.
- The committee will also provide assistance or information to other organizations seeking to restore and interpret coast defense sites.
- The committee also represents the CDSG as a consulting party under the federally mandated Section 106 process.
The committees ongoing activities are:
The committee hears every year about one or more site issues that they then never hear any follow-up on. The committee chairman would strongly encourage anyone who reads about such an issue, and who knows what the resolution of that issue was, to please let the committee chairman know so we can take action. The committee also works with the CDSG Fund to provide financial help with preservation and interpretation projects. If you have a preservation issue or question, or for further information on any of the items I have mentioned, contact the Preservation Committee Chair, Gordon Bliss, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seacoast Defense Fortification Preservation Manual Downloads
Historic Preservation Fortification Handbook (Washington State 2003)
Seacoast Fortifications Preservation Manual (Golden Gate Nat. Rec. Area, 1999)
Most Endangered Coast Defense Sites
Outstanding Preserved Coast Defense Sites