NEW YORK — The National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington has listed San Francisco’s Embarcadero District, Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park domes and Utah’s Bears Ears as being among America’s “most endangered” historic places.

The National Trust, a private nonprofit, describes the annual list as a way of identifying “important examples of the nation’s architectural and cultural heritage” that are at risk of destruction or damage.

Being listed by the trust as an endangered place can mobilize grassroots and political support along with funding for preservation.

Also on the list: a Louisiana steamboat; a golf course in Austin, Texas; a hall at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania; South Carolina’s Charleston Naval Hospital District; El Paso’s Chihuahuita and El Segundo Barrio neighborhoods; historic downtown Flemington, New Jersey; Virginia’s James River; and Tucson’s Sunshine Mile.