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Does your community have a special city or town park that should be documented by the Historic American Landscape Survey? Well it's time for the 8th Annual HALS Challenge. For the 8th annual HALS Challenge, the NPS invites you to document a historic city or town park. In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its centennial with the FIND YOUR PARK movement to spread the word about the amazing national parks and the... more
The City of Bellingham has released this RFQ. Please see the link below for more information.   more
Happy Monday everyone! Time for some Wisaard fun facts! Q: Sometimes when I use the Filter Search in Wisaard I get duplicate results? What is that? What should I do? A: A duplicate result is when the same exact Resource, with the same exact identification number, appears in search results more than once. This could potentially occur when searching in any of the data categories using the Filter Search function. For example, say I wanted to find all of... more
DISCOVERING ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN SPAIN University of Washington Archaeology Field School PROGRAM DATES: June 26, 2017 - July 26, 2017 (UW Summer A term) LOCATION: Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain CREDITS: Students can earn 12 credits of ARCHY 270 through UW; this typically transfers to about 8 credits for semester schools. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: In this program, students will join a team of American and Spanish archaeologists in order to learn various techniques of archaeological... more
The Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum will hold its Annual Meeting, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Olympia Community Center, 222 Columbia Street NW.   The program "Odd Olympia," starts at 1:30 pm with business meeting to follow.  Local historians will present the history of some of Olympia’s odd characters and events including the “Pagan Frolic,” details about Bill Greenwood and his ark and the life and work of spiritualist and suffragist Rev. Genevra Lake.   The program is... more
RevitalizeWA is Washington State’s annual historic preservation and Main Street conference. The 2017 conference will be held in Ellensburg, April 24-26. In an effort to bring fresh and diverse voices to the study of Historic Preservation and Main Streets at RevitalizeWA, the fellowship supports first-time attendance by students and young professionals with interest in gaining professional exposure to the fields of preservation and downtown revitalization, as well as by practitioners and... more
Hi All! I'm back after a little time away (and the blog was broken for a while so nothing got posted). Hope you are all having a wonderful new year! Q: I see a Determined Not Eligible red triangle on the map for a Property, but when I look at the Project History associated with that Property, I don't see the same info. What is the deal? A: Before we started with online survey all of the determinations were made on paper forms. These forms were all uploaded as PDFs... more

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation The Washington state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 26th Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation.  This awards program recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.  Award recipients will be recognized at a...

OUTREACH NOTICE The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is filling a permanent GS-0193-12 Archeologist in Hood River, OR. We hope to advertise the position in early winter 2017. Our goal is to have a successful candidate selected in time to transition with the current incumbent. The Columbia River Gorge is world renowned for its complex and diverse cultural history. Tribal occupation in the region is marked by ancient villages, images, legendary sites, monuments and traditional... more
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


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