American Battlefield Protection Program

This federal program fosters opportunities for stewardship of historic battlefields through grants and technical assistance that support public and private partners in identifying, evaluating and planning for preservation. The ABPP promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. The goals of the program are to: protect battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts that influenced the course of American history; encourage and assist all Americans in planning for the preservation, management and interpretation of these sites, and; raise awareness of the importance of preserving battlefields and related sites for future generations. The ABPP focuses primarily on land use, cultural resource and site management planning, and public education. DCR is the state governmental sponsor for this National Park Service program.

Contact American Battlefield Protection Program

Bill Conkle
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
600 E. Main St.
24th Floor
Richmond, Virginia  23219
Phone: 804-786-5492


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Office Locaters

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