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: ...more
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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 email@example.com.
Please email or call Kim Gant...more
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;...more
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...more
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...more
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.... more
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...more
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...more
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:...more
December 3, 1933 - April 19, 2020
It is with profound sadness that we recognize the passing this last week of Johnson Meninick. Johnson was a member of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the great grandson of Chief Meninock, one of the 14 signers of the Yakama Treaty of 1855...more
The Washington State Military Department (WMD) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the preparation of a Historic Structures Report (HSR) of the Olympia Armory building. The Olympia Armory has been determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Proposals must be submitted to the WMD by 3:00 PM PST on Friday May 15, 2020. A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 9:00 AM PST this coming Friday, April 17, 2020. To review the RFP and all attachments, follow...more
The new House Bill 2868 builds on the existing Special Valuation program by extending the period of eligibility for certain projects to up to 24 years total. Under the new legislation, cities within economically distressed counties (as defined by the State Employment Security Department) that have an active historic preservation program and less than 20,000 residents will be able to extend the special valuation program to eligible properties for up to 14 years beyond the initial 10...more
DAHP will be following Governor Inslee’s directive and working remotely until we hear otherwise. The Governor just issued a broad #stayathome directive. IF YOU SEND ANYTHING TO THE AGENCY THROUGH MAIL WE WILL NOT RECEIVE IT FOR TWO WEEKS OR MORE. Please submit all correspondence, bills, regulatory reviews digitally. If you cannot send us what you need by e-mail or by uploading to WISAARD there will be a substantial delay in our response and payments. This may include public...more
Most, if not all of us are facing uncertainty and disruption in our lives as a result of COVID 19, and this includes the operations of the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP). Given the high level of uncertainty, DAHP wants to communicate to you that until directed otherwise by Governor Inslee, the Department continues to work during regularly scheduled hours to fulfill our mission to protect cultural resources and our responsibility to fulfill state and federal...more
The Technical Preservation Services (TPS) Office of the National Park Service has released the Federal Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings: Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019. This annual report documents the level of private investment in the rehabilitation of historic buildings taking advantage of the federal Historic Tax Credit program that were certified by state historic preservation offices and the TPS during 2019. According to the...more
The Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) has announced launch of the 2021-23 cycle for the Heritage Capital Projects (HCP) grant program. This significant grant program provides matching grants to public and private non-profit organizations to assist eligible historic rehabilitation and heritage preservation projects.
In addition, the WSHS has scheduled a series of workshops tailored to prospective applicants including workshops scheduled from March 11 in Mattawa to March...more
Since 1990, the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer (WA SHPO) has recognized persons, organizations, and projects that have made outstanding contributions to the preservation of cultural and historic places in Washington State.
Nominations for the 2020 SHPO's Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation are due to be emailed or postmarked to the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation by this Friday, March...more
Seattle City Light (SCL) is in search of a qualified college student to work as an Historic Preservation Intern at the agency's offices in downtown Seattle. The position will earn $17.84/per hour for the duration of the internship that will last from May/June to August/September 2020. For more information about the internship, qualifications, duties, and to complete a short questionnaire, go to: https://...more
In observance of Black History Month 2020, the Olympia Historic Society-Bigelow House Museum (OHS & BHM) are co-sponsoring a special program with the Olympia Heritage Commission titled: "Blacks in Thurston County: A Historical Perspective," presented by Dr. Thelma Jackson and Ed Echtle on Saturday February 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm in Rooms 101-102 of the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW in downtown Olympia. The Lecture is free and open to all.more