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Cultural Resource Management in Oregon

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended through 2000, requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their activities and programs on historic properties. When a federal agency funds, licenses, or permits an activity that may affect cultural resources, the agency must consult with Oregon’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

SHPO Archaeological Services´ staff are available to consult with federal and state agencies and their applicants in their compliance with Section 106 or state laws and regulations regarding the following steps:
  • Identifying cultural resources;
  • Evaluating the eligibility of cultural resources;
  • Determining the effects of the proposed work on eligible cultural resources or National Register-listed properties; and
  • Seeking alternatives to avoid, minimize, or mitigate the effects of the proposed work to identified cultural resources.

SHPO Archaeological Services provides an Archaeological and Ethnographic Consultants List. This list does not represent an endorsement, recommendation or assumption of responsibility for the quality of work of any consultant. There is no guarantee implicit or implied that any work product produced by those on this list will meet federal or state requirements. We recommend that you contact at least three consultants and check references with previous clients. We also encourage archaeologists to be certified with the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA).
For any archaeological research, survey, and/or excavation in Oregon, applicants should refer to the following forms and guidelines:
Archaeological surveys and reports
Oral histories as part of research and surveys