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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 Beverly.Ubias@dahp.wa.gov 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
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  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! https://secure.rec1.com/WA/cedar-river-watershed/... 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
Hello out there! As you have noticed, the new Wisaard features have not launched yet. We apologize for the delay and are working as hard as we can to get them ready. Keep heading to the website for the most updated info. Q: Why don't the colors for the archaeology predictive model on the map match what is in the legend? A: The colors actually do match, the issue is that the layer... more
Reconnaissance-Level Architectural History Survey of Downtown Olympia The City of Olympia seeks the services of a qualified consultant to conduct a reconnaissance-level survey of Downtown Olympia.  This survey will be used to help support the City of Olympia’s master planning efforts under its Downtown Strategy, which integrates areas such as economic development, land use planning, social services, climate change response, and preservation planning.  In additional to... more
registrationThis year's event has been expanded to 1.5 days of presentations and work sessions.  Through a collective partnership, this information packed workshop, including a continental breakfast and catered lunch is just $25 per person as long as you register in advance. The workshop begins on... more
SnohomishTrail_EventsGrab your walking shoes, hop on a bike - or put the kids in the stroller and make your way down the Centennial Trail, Sept 10th from 11a.m. – 3p.m. to learn local history along the former tribal route and early-century transportation corridor. The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission and local heritage organizations will offer... more
Monday greetings to you all! It's time for another installment of As the Wisaard Turns (cue cheesy music)! Sorry I missed last week, I was a little under the weather.

Wisaard will be down on Wednesday, August 31 for software updates. This is happy news.

Q: When are the next Wisaard updates going to happen? We've waited so patiently and you said it was going to be done last week! A: Thursday September, 1! Yes... more

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