Discovering, Documenting, and Preserving the
Archeological Protection (pdf)
The Cultural Resource Management program operates from the U.S. Fish
& Wildlife Service office in Anchorage. This program provides technical
support to wildlife refuges, their staffs, and agency programs within
Alaska. This program administers permits (pdf) for cultural research on refuges,
assists in managing museum property collections within Alaska and national
repositories, performs historic site excavations, presents educational
and interpretive programs, administers the Regional Site Stewardship
Program, and in conjunction with cooperating agencies evaluates and
nominates sites to the National Register of Historic Places.
Federal Preservation Program The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service collaborates
with State and Federal agencies, museums, universities, and local communities
to document and preserve cultural resources.
National Register of Historic Places and Landmarks is the Nation’s
official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. National
Historic are nationally significant historic places designated by the
Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or
quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.
For more information please visit the following official web sites.
The National Register
National Register Properties
National Historic Landmarks
How to Nominate a Property
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is a 1990 Federal
law providing a process for museums and Federal agencies to return Native
American human remains and grave goods, as well as certain specific
cultural items, to lineal descendants, and culturally affiliated Indian
tribes. NAGPRA includes provisions
intentional and inadvertent discovery of Native American burials on
Federal, and sets penalties for noncompliance and illegal trafficking.
For Additional Information Contact:
Edward J. DeCleva
Regional Historic Preservation Officer / Archaeologist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region
1011 E Tudor Rd, MS-235
Anchorage, AK 99503
Last updated: October 27, 2014