Preservation Partners

To establish and maintain effective liaison with federal agencies and national preservation organizations, the NCSHPO works closely with numerous partners, including:

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)


The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent Federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation’s historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

National Park Service


The NCSHPO and the National Park service have developed a cooperative agreement to carry out the Nation’s historic preservation program. Cooperative agreement employees work under the daily direction of National Park Service managers on National Park Service activities that involve collarboration between State Historic Preservation Offices and the National Park Service.

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservaton Officers


Founded in 1998, the Association is a national non-profit membership organization of Tribal government officials who implement federal and tribal preservation laws. NATHPO’s overarching purpose is to support the preservation, maintenance and revitalization of the cutlure and traditions of Native peoples of the United States.

Preservation Action


Preservation Action coordinates a network of community activists, preservation professionals, historians, commercial investors and civic leaders working together to advocate for our architectural heritage. Founded in 1974, Preservation Action is the only national 501 (c) (4) preservation lobby.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation


The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded, non-profit organization that provides leadership, education and advocacy to save our Nation’s diverse historic places and revitalize our communities..

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions


The NAPC is the only organization devoted solely to representing the nation’s preservation design review commissions. NAPC provides technical support and manages an information network to help local commissions accomplish their preservation objectives. The Alliance also serves as an advocate at federal, state and local levels of government to promote policies and programs that support preservation commission efforts.

The Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)


The Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) provides a mechanism for the easy identification of archaeologists who have agreed to abide by a specific code of conduct and by explicit standards of research performance. Equally importantly, Registrants have also undertaken to honor and comply with RPA’s formal grievance and disciplinary procedures. Registrants must have a graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology or related fields.

American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA)


ACRA is a non-profit trade association that supports the business needs of the diverse cultural resource management industry. ACRA members represent all aspects of the cultural resource industry including historic preservation, history, archaeology, architectural history, historical architecture, landscape architecture and specialty subfields such as geoarchaeology, soil science, and ethnobotany. Our mission is to promote the professional, ethical, and business practices of the cultural resources consulting industry.

Federal Agencies and Historic Preservation

With passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966, Congress made the federal government a full partner and a leader in historic preservation. Today, federal agencies that have major stewardship responsibilities for public lands and resources, or have the most frequent, significant effects on historic properties through federal assistance and regulatory programs, have substantial historic preservation responsibilities.

The Role of Federal Agencies including information on working with, and streamlining, Section 106, E.O. 11593, Section 110, a list of Federal Preservation Officers, and E.O. 13287 (Preserve America).