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NATHPO Advocacy


2024 Letters:

2023 Letters:


Upcoming comment letters NATHPO is drafting:

  • NPS is also seeking comments on their draft TCP bulletin on Identifying, Evaluating, and Documenting Traditional Cultural Places. Comments due: Mar 25, 2024.


Per the 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, federally recognized Tribal governments were able to create and operate Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) programs by officially entering into agreements with the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior. Among other tasks, THPOs may assume the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) responsibilities on Tribal lands and also receive funds for this purpose from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), also administered by the National Park Service. The HPF is supported by annual revenues from Outer Continental Shelf oil leases and assists states, local governments, and Indian Tribes with their historic preservation activities nationwide.

NATHPO FY25 Tribal Budget Consultation Comments