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Cultural Resources

Discovering, Documenting, and Preserving the Past

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.

Kenai Cabin.  USFWS. State Historic Preservation Office
Alaska Anthropological Association
National Park Service cultural resource pages etc.
Historic Buildings

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 Program
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

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