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A recent three page memorandum from Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director of Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science at the National Park Service (NPS), announces a reversal of a 1997 policy that limited the transmittal of Historic American Building Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) to the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, D.C. Toothman's memo explains: On October 1, 1997, the NPS,...issued a policy... more
The vacancy announcements for the Regional Chief Architect (RCA) position located in Auburn is open through Wednesday, December 21st. This position works with historic properties owned or managed by the U.S. General Services Administration  in the Northwest Region. One announcement (1710357LMMP) is open for current career / career conditional employees, and the other announcement (... more
The Planning Association of Washington (PAW) invites you to submit a session proposal(s) for its 2017 conference to be held May 3-5, 2017 at the Campbell’s Resort in Lake Chelan. We look forward to featuring a slate of diverse and dynamic presentations and excellent networking opportunities as inspiration for this years conference theme. PAW (... more
This position is being advertised at the Pacific Northwest Regional Office, Resource Services, Land Resources, Boise, Idaho. Archaeologist, GS-0193-11
  • Permanent
  • Salary: $59,246 to $77,019 per year
  • Moving expenses are authorized.
Announcements Open: 12/19/2016 to 1/3/2017 BR-PN-VA-RS-17-100 is opened to current Federal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional... more
Outreach Notice The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will soon be advertising our Forest Archeologist, GS-0193-12. The position is permanent, full time and will be located at the Supervisor’s Office in Wenatchee, Washington. The response to this outreach will determine the recruitment area for the upcoming announcement.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond on the  ... more
CALL FOR PAPERS – “COMMEMORATIONS” “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” - Elie Wiesel SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS  MARION DEAN ROSS/PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER  ANNUAL CONFERENCE VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA JUNE 16 - 18, 2017 Abstracts or... more

Uncover thousands of years of history at the Burke! Archaeology Day Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm Burke Museum Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or w...

Hi All, I tried my hand a a little video production as I'm hoping to make a series of tutorials for Wisaard users. Here is the first one! WISAARD PRINT TUTORIAL VIDEO You can also find the link to the video on our website.     more
The SHPO and DAHP staff are saddened by news of the passing of historic preservation advocate, educator, and consultant Sally Donovan, at age  60 at her home in Hood River. Our condolences to Sally’s family, friends, and colleagues. Following is Sally’s obituary provided by close friend and preservation colleague Don Peting: Sally Donovan lived a life of devotion and determination. Her devotion was to the people whose lives she touched, to the history she discovered and preserved, and to... more
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I will not be posting next week so I hope you all have a nice holiday. Q: What is the best practice for using punctuation or non-alpha characters in Wisaard? A: The best practice is to avoid all non-alpha characters in all free text short data entry fields such as name (Project name, Resource name) and address. Remember that whatever you put in these fields will be searched on later. The name and address fields are the most commonly searched... more
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


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