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Carolyn Douthat

Historic Resource Mitigations

Carolyn Douthat, an attorney and preservationist practicing in Oakland, California, received the 1996 award for a study of historic resource mitigation. The grant supports research and a report on methods of mitigation, or alleviation, of the adverse effects of Federal or Federally sponsored or licensed projects on historic and cultural resources. While the standard mitigation today is documentation and salvage, the possibilities for mitigation are unlimited. The report, analyzing methods of mitigation and recommending new approaches, was distributed to agencies and preservation organizations.