The AHPP works with the people of Arkansas to gather information and opinions for use in the development of agency goals and objectives that drive services and programming through the agency's state plan, which is revised every five years. The statewide comprehensive preservation plan is used to develop yearly action plans for the agency, in addition to serving as a guiding tool for statewide preservation organizations and local preservation groups. The AHPP used two methods for collecting this information: 1) a series of public forums that give elected officials, preservationists and other local citizens the opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns regarding local preservation issues with the AHPP, and 2) a survey mailed to thousands of individuals and groups who are vitally interested in preservation on a variety of levels. Information from staff interviews, from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas and from the National Trust for Historic Preservation are combined with the public comment in the preparation of the statewide plan.

Read the 2013 State Historic Preservation Plan