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CLOSING DATE: 10/16/2020

POSITION: Archaeologist Senior

SALARY: $27.06- 32.14, per hour DOE

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

LOCATION: History and Archaeology; Nespelem, Washington

Basic Functions: The position will entail both office and field work. The incumbent...


We know it's late, but we finally have a presentation of the SHPO Award winners! We really wanted to have an in-person event, but as time drew on we knew we would not be able to. So without further adieu, we hope you will join us in congratulating the 2020 winners! 

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Hello everyone, this is a note to let you know that DAHP has disconnected our land phone lines and each staff member has a cell phone assigned to them. The main number is still 360.586.3065. The STAFF DIRECTORY has been updated to reflect the current phone numbers for all staff. Of course we can all be reached by email as well.




Here is a reminder that comments on the Draft State Historic Preservation Plan 2021-26: Inhabiting Our History need to be provided to the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation by close of business on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. To view and upload the draft plan, go to: At the Preservation Plan web-page, you can read a cover...



A little bit about us:
The cultural and historic resources of a community tell the story of its past, a past that makes any single community distinct from all other places.  From lumber mills to schools, sacred landscapes to archaeological sites, rustic cabins to...


NEW pool of sponsor-donated registrations:  We are very pleased to announce that several Summit Sponsors are donating some of their free registrations to a pool so that we can assist those experiencing financial hardship, either professionally (e.g. frozen training budgets) or personally (e.g. furlough).  Thank You so much, Sponsors; we are very grateful for your generosity and concern!!

If you or your employees are experiencing financial hardship...


The FY21 CLG grant awards have been announced, pending funding from the National Park Service. Check them out here:




The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation's Main Street Program recently released The Impact of Main Street in Washington State, once again documenting the positive impact that Main Street programs and historic preservation has on local and  state economies. To view the Executive Summary, the full report, and to access a printable version, go to: ...


The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce a new effort to identify, document, and commemorate the rich contributions of Filipino Americans to Washington State’s built history. This project is supported through a grant from the Underrepresented Communities Grant Program funded through the Historic Preservation Fund as administered by the National Park Service (NPS), Department of Interior.

This project builds on a...


State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Allyson Brooks is pleased to announce the availability of the Draft State Historic Preservation Plan: 2021-26 for review and comment. To review the draft Plan, go to this link: to view the full document and the SHPO's cover letter. Comments are requested to be received by the agency by Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

To be...


The Nisqually Indian Tribe has been awarded a Tribal Heritage Grant through the National Park Service. On behalf of the Nisqually Indian Tribe, the Nisqually Tribal Historic Preservation Office is seeking an experienced cultural resources management professional(s) to prepare a Historic Site Context for up to three (3) properties that are significant to the Nisqually people. More infomation can be found at: ...


FEMA's Bothel office is looking to hire a Historic Preservation Specialist for Region X. 

Typical assignments include:

  • Providing guidance on historic resources, particularly with architecture, and applying it to FEMA projects and actions
  • Conducting field work, office research, document analysis and determinations
  • Communicating with all types of stakeholders
  • Making determinations on Section...

The annual meeting for the review of Certified Local Government grant applications is to take place August 12 via Zoom. The public is invited to listen to the applicant presentations, which will be from 9 am to approximately 2:00 pm. If there are any comments or questions they may be posted in the Chat feature of Zoom or emailed directly to

Please email or call Kim Gant...


The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (WTHP) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consulting services to prepare a management plan for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area (MW-NHA). The MW-NHA was created by Congress in 2019 and embraces the state's marine shoreline from the Canadian border to Grays Harbor.

The successful consultant will assist the WTHP in identifying major tasks and milestones to occur in the development of a Management Plan;...


On line-Lecture: May 28, 12: 1:30
Featuring Dr. Leroy Little Bear 

Dr. Little Bear will compare the historical foundations of scientific thought from European and Indigenous perspectives, identifying paradigm differences that have become contemporary challenges to collaboration in resource management. One of the revered traditional knowledge holders of our lifetime, Dr. Leroy Little Bear was the...


Each year the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) make an award to up to two Washington History Day participants with our Archaeological and Historic Preservation Special Award

This year, DAHP is proud to announce the recipient of the 2020 Archaeological and Historic Preservation Award is Julius, a junior high school student from Vancouver. Julius' award winning History Day project was for...


Hello all!

We have been working to get Wisaard into shape and to get some tutorials out to you. We hope you find them useful. There is one for Search and Map and one that covers pretty much everything else. Wisaard is not working perfectly as it should, and the tutorials address some of these issues. The format of these tutorials is very easy to change as things in Wisaard are repaired or if anything needs to be clarified. So let us know if you have any suggestions. 

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Coinciding with National Historic Preservation Month 2020 celebration in May is the announcement by the National Park Service and Preservation Maryland of the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship. The fellowship is named to honor Past SHPO Award for Outstanding Achievement and Washington State's own Harrison Goodall of Whidbey Island, in recognition not only of his gift to establish the fellowship but more importantly for Harrison's lifelong work to research, teach, and restore...


Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well. While there are still bugs in Wisaard, I have been working on tutorials and have one completed.  It is a Map and Search tutorial. I have put tutorials into an ESRI Story Map format that is hopefully easier and way more interesting and interactive than looking at several pages of a PDF. I have in the works another tutorial that will cover much more about how to use the Project module and fill out inventory forms and upload reports. The tutorials...


Yes! We made to May and Washington Historic Preservation Month! A few updates about what is going-on at DAHP:

First, Governor Inslee has announced his decision to extend the "Stay Home/Stay Healthy" COVID protection order from May 4th to May 31st. The announcement included a 4-phased approach to dialing back restrictions on businesses, recreation, and public interactions. For more information and resources about the State's emergency response go to:...



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