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The U.S. Navy has scheduled five public meetings December 5 through 9, 2016 to discuss and receive comments about increased operations of Growler aircraft at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). The flight operations will affect NASWI’s Ault Field near Oak Harbor as well as its Outlying Field (OLF) near Coupeville and within the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Date, location, and time of the meetings are as follows:
  • Monday December 5, 2016: Fort Worden State Park...
From the American Cultural Resources Association: The outcome of the 2016 elections will likely have a profound impact on the CRM industry. We anticipate the Trump Administration and new Congress will attempt to repeal or weaken the legal framework on which our industry is built. ACRA's government relations consultant, Marion Werkheiser, will brief participants on transition plans for the Trump administration, expectations for the new Congress, and ways that ACRA is organizing to respond to... more
Hi there! It is so nice meeting you all as Morgan and I travel the state for Wisaard training. Keep all the good questions coming! We have three scheduled training sessions left this year and there is space available in all of them. There will definitely be ongoing training in the new year so don't despair if you can't make it to one of these. Please contact to reserve a spot.  If you are planning to attend please bring... more
Laborer Dwelling Yakima Valley Laborer Dwelling Last year DAHP received an Underrepresented Community grant from the National Park Service to complete a study of Latino heritage in the Yakima Valley. We are happy to present the findings of the study in the form of a report (in Spanish and... more
The Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum is sponsoring the 2016 Holiday Tour of Historic Homes on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from noon to 4:00 pm featuring nine historic properties on the east side and downtown Olympia, including the Woman’s Club of Olympia at 1002 S. Washington and the Bigelow House at 918 Glass Avenue NE, where tickets and refreshments will be available the day of the tour. Tour tickets, including map and program, are $20.00 per person and will be available in... more
Good day everyone! Hope to see you all soon at an upcoming Wisaard training! See here for dates and locations. We recently started working on a new feature for Wisaard, E- APE. You will soon be able to submit your APE online! Q: I am going to update and archaeology site form and don't know what Project # to put it under, what should I do? A: If the site form was submitted... more
In view of the storm predictions from today into Sunday, Dr. Allyson Brooks has decided to cancel the Preservation@50 event scheduled for Saturday at noon in Everett. While this is a disappointment, Dr. Brooks  feels it is best for everyone involved and participating to be safe, to avoid hazardous driving conditions, and be prepared for the predicted high winds and heavy rain. While we may miss observing the event on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the NHPA on October 15... more
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: WASHINGTON CELEBRATES PRESERVATION@50 on October 15, 2016 preservation 50 FINALThe 50th Anniversary celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act is happening on Saturday, October 15, 2016. To celebrate this pivotal event in the historic... more
Howdy! Looking forward to seeing you all at a Wisaard training session soon! Until then.... Q: I have a Project that has historic property inventory forms and archaeology sites, should I put all of the forms in one Activity? Where should I put the report? A: No, please put archaeology site forms in one Activity and historic property inventory forms in a separate Activity. The reason for this is submittal timing. Archaeology site forms must be Submitted in... more
DavidChanceDavid H. Chance, Northwest archaeologist and historian, passed away on July 25, 2016 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  He was seventy-five years old. David was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1941.  When he was eight he moved, along with his family, to Assam, India.  He remained in India until he... more
We have added a second Seattle training session. Please email to register.
WISAARD Training WSDOT NW Region Office, Cafeteria Conf rm 15700 Dayton Ave North Shoreline WA Tuesday November 22, 2016 9 am to 12 pm
  preservation 50 FINALPlease join State Historic Preservation Officer Allyson Brooks and DAHP Staff at Preservation@50 on Saturday October 15, 2016 at the historic Everett Theatre in downtown Everett. The event is to observe and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing... more
Jurisdictions (cities and counties) interested in requesting that the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) nominate their community for participating in the State’s Complete Streets program, must submit their request and nomination support materials to DAHP by 5:00 pm Monday, October 3 for consideration. Established by the State Legislature in 2015 (RCW 47.04.320), the program is intended to “encourage city and county governments to adopt complete streets policy; these policies mandate... more
Greetings! If you have been receiving double blog posts lately, we apologize and I believe we have that fixed. We have also been experiencing bugs in the system overall since the rollout of the new features. Please bear with us as we work them out. Great news! We have scheduled a Wisaard training in Bellingham
  • When: December 6, 2016.
  • Where: Bellingham City Council Chambers at 210 Lottie St., Bellingham
  • What time: 9:30 am and end at 12:30.
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Greetings! I hope you're all enjoying the new features. I have prepared a tutorial for the Print and for the Archaeology site form. You can find them here. As always, call or email with any questions. Upcoming Wisaard Training: The Seattle session is completely full. We still have limited space available in the following sessions. Please email Beverly.Ubias@... more
Event Cancelled Due to Weather! Redmond at the end of the Ice Age – Native American Settlement at the Bear Creek Site October 15, 2016 – 1-3pm The Bear Creek site, located in the heart of the City of Redmond, is the oldest excavated archaeological site with stone tools in Western Washington. It was first identified in 2008 during a routine environmental survey for a City habitat restoration project, and since then it has generated a wealth of information... more
On Sunday October 2, Seattle Public Utilities is offering a walking tour of the Cedar Falls Townsite, which is normally off-limits to the public. It’s a wonderful opportunity for people learn about the rich history behind bringing water and power to the people of King County for more than 100 years. Registration is limited so sign up now! more
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act by President Lynden Johnson on October 15, 1966. Washington SHPO Allyson Brooks will be hosting a program on Saturday afternoon, October 15, 2016 in Everett. We will be gathering in Everett as the home to Senator Henry Jackson, who played a large role in the passage of the Act. Check the blog for more information as details development. We look forward to seeing you there.
Hello Everyone! There is a lot to talk about today. First, you may have noticed that we have deployed new features for Wisaard. This includes the print function and the new archaeology site form and TCP template. I have a brief printing tutorial up and will have an Archy site form tutorial up shortly. Check the website in the coming days. Also, we have dates set for... more


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