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The Pacific Northwest has been a tough nut to crack for Preservation Trades. Up until several years ago, the nearest schools were located in Montana, Utah and California. Recently, Oregon added a one-year certificate program and a two-year AAS degree through Clatsop Community College across the river in Astoria. The Port Townsend School of Woodworking located at Fort Worden State Park, has been retooling their curriculum by placing special emphasis on... more
Experience America’s rural roots in our nation’s first historical reserve. The Reserve is a twenty-four square mile mosaic of working farms, iconic barns, trails, and hedgerows framing soils and historic structures of national significance. At its heart is the Town of Coupeville, tucked along the shores of Penn Cove. Ebey’s Reserve is an intricate patchwork of old and new — a community striving to protect its cultural heritage and quality of life while accommodating change.... more
The Annual "Wyoming vs. The World" Softball Game

The Planning Association of Washington (PAW) in cooperation with Western Planner has set their 2010 annual conference for Vancouver on August 10-13. This event will bringland use planners from 14 western states to Washington for three days of presentations...

This past summer, DAHP procedures and policies were scrutinized by auditors to assess how well the agency was meeting security standards as required by the State's Information Services Board (ISB). The security audit is required of state agencies every 3 years and was the first such review of DAHP's operations since establishment of the Department in 2005. The auditor's final report concluded that DAHP was in full compliance with all 94 requirements established by the ISB... more
From the AKCHO Newsletter: Over the summer, the Metropolitan King County Council adopted a motion to support the designation of most of Washington’s saltwater coastline, including Puget Sound and extending through the Lake Washington Ship Canal to Lake Union, as a National Maritime Heritage Area.
“This designation celebrates Washington’s working waterfronts and maritime history,” said Councilmember...
pnwfs_locations_09The Pacific Northwest Field School wrapped a five week program in Central Oregon. Participants in the Pacific Northwest Field School were able to apply their skills in finish carpentry on the Gordon House - one of the most significant homes in the State of Oregon. The Gordon House is a Usonian designed home...


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