It goes on to further state that: It defines historic properties to encompass a broad
interpretation of Americanhistory and acknowledges significance at all
levels, not just nationally. Furthermore, historic properties arenow
understood and appreciated as part of—not isolated from—the landscape
in which they belong. Implementationof this act is mainly through 36
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 63, Determinationsof Eligibility
for Inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, and 36 CFR
part 800, Protection ofHistoric Properties. The regulations that
implement the NHPA and their accompanying guidance documentsformulate a
proactive national policy on historic preservation. It specifically
directs federal governmentagencies to take historic preservation into
account in planning their initiatives and actions. Thus, thefederal
government is now a full partner and a leader in historic preservation.""
MAJOR PROVISIONS OF THENATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT
"The NHPA defines historic preservation as “theprotection, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstructionof districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objectssignificant in American history, architecture,archaeology, or culture.”
As confusing as the above laws may seem, if you are detecting in Idaho, do not remove any item from BLM land or any State Lands.
If you want to detect on private property, then be sure you get written permission from the landowner.
For detecting in Idaho town, village and city parks, you'll need to check with those local officials.
If you plan on metal detecting in Idaho State Parks, you must first check with the park rangers. In addition, you are not allowed to remove any items from the park.
Do Not Let These Laws Stop You From Metal Detecting
Yes, our hobby has been attacked by beauracrats, and archaeologists. They have tried to shut us down by making laws that prohibit us from metal detecting. And because of these laws, many have quit the hobby. Do not do this. If we stop enjoying the hobby by throwing up our hands and saying, "I've had enough of the BS, that means they win. Instead of quitting, continue on enjoying the hobby. We all need to stand together and be strong against their attacks.
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