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Federal and State Clearance for Archaeological (Below Ground) Resources
Archaeological Services
SHPO Archaeological Services consults with federal, state, local and private agencies to identify and protect archaeological sites, and when necessary, develops appropriate treatment or planning measures to mitigate impacts the these important resources. The Oregon SHPO is responsible for issuing archaeological excavation permits and evaluates the project´s research design for data recovery to mitigate impacts to archaeological sites according to professional, legal and regulatory standards.
See the Archaeological Services page for more information on federal and state laws protecting archaeological sites and how to comply with these statutes.
Archaeological Services Contacts
Dennis Griffin
State Archaeologist
(503) 986-0674
John Pouley
Assistant State Archaeologist
(503) 986-0675