OFFICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION
NEW! Take our Website Survey
The Office of Historic Preservation is rethinking and reorganizing our website and we need to hear from you. Your opinion about our current website and what you think would help improve it are very important to us as we consider where we want to go with the site. Please take our online survey before January 15 (we anticipate it should take no more than 5 to 10 minutes of your time) and/or email us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your feedback.
NEW! Section 106 Submittal Checklist Now Available
The Office of Historic Preservation now has a checklist to use in determining what information to send to us for consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in order to help make review of your undertaking proceed as efficiently as possible For those of you who are more familiar with the process, there is a two-page checklist with little explanatory information about the items we suggest you submit to us. There is also a longer, annotated version of the checklist with explanations for each of the checklist items.
2013 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Recipients Announced
The California Office of Historic Preservation, on behalf of Governor Brown, is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Governor's Historic Preservation Awards. To view a list of the award recipients and information about each individual, organization, or project, see our webpage about this year's recipients. The annual reception for the recipients of the Governor's Awards is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors. This year's reception sponsors are the California Historical Society, California Preservation Foundation, Los Angeles Conservancy, Sacramento Old City Association, and Society for California Archaeology. Thank you!
CHRIS Modernization and Sustainability Plan
The CHRIS Modernization and Sustainability Plan has been finalized and will now be implemented by the Office of Historic Preservation and the regional Information Centers, in consultation with the State Historical Resources Commission. The CHRIS is now working on an Action Plan that will guide efforts during the first 18 months of implementation of the modernization and sustainability project. Look for that Action Plan on November 1, 2013.
California Native American Heritage Commission contact information update
The Native American Heritage Commission has moved. Their offices are now located at 1550 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 100, West Sacramento, CA 95691. The phone number is (916) 373-3710.
For California State Agencies: Consultation Under PRC 5024 and 5024.5
The Office of Historic Preservation has created a new informational document with recommendations to assist state agencies in complying with the requirements of Public Resources Code § 5024 and 5024.5 and understanding the expectations of the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) regarding consultation on state projects that may affect historical resources. Ideally, this guidance will help minimize time and effort spent preparing submittals to the SHPO. Consultation documents that do not meet the guidance detailed in this document may generate inquiries for further information, delaying conclusion of the consultation.
eLearning Course: Interpreting and Applying the Secretary of the Interiors Standards
OHP is pleased to offer a free eLearning Course on Interpreting and Applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with an emphasis on the Standards for Rehabilitation.
This course consists of three self-paced modules. It has been designed to answer the kinds of questions OHP staff most commonly get about how and when to use the Standards, particularly when planning or reviewing rehabilitation projects. Click on the link above to begin.
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The California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) administers state and federal historic preservation programs and provides technical assistance to federal, state, and local government agencies, organizations, and the general public with regard to historic preservation programs designed to identify, evaluate, register, and protect California's historic resources.
OHP also serves as staff to the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC), a state review board appointed by the governor, which is responsible for reviewing nominations to the four federal and state registration programs administered by OHP.
Created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, OHP is funded by an annual grant from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, with matching funds from the State of California. The HPF is funded by Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenues.
The mission of the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) is to provide leadership and promote the preservation of California's irreplaceable and diverse cultural heritage.