The California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) invites you to join us in preserving, protecting, and honoring the cultural, historical, and archaeological resources of California!
The OHP is responsible for administering federally and state mandated historic preservation programs to further the identification, evaluation, registration, and protection of California's irreplaceable resources. Explore our webpages and learn more about the OHP and about preserving California's heritage!
Get the Latest News and Updates:
New Civil Rights Grants from the NPS
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month!
New Federal Rules on Tribal Plant Gathering
California Tribes Awarded Heritage Grants
and more at News from the OHP.....
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Certified Local Government
Historic Preservation Tax Credit
Section 106 Review and Compliance
Disasters and Historic Resources
Secretary of the Interior Standards
Section 106 Submittal Checklist
Training and Workshops
Get Involved! Enter the Preservation50 national photo contest; Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month; Become a preservation volunteer; Contribute to the Preserve Latino History initiative; and more. Get Involved!
Tribal Historic Preservation Program. The State Office of Historic Preservation works closely with federally and non-federally recognized tribes to ensure the preservation and protection of cultural sites, ancestral lands, and tribal traditions.
For Landmark Questers. Do you like to track down and visit California Historical Landmarks? You are not alone, and with over 1,050 Landmarks and counting, you will have a lot of great sites to discover! The OHP oversees this highly popular program. Visit our California Historical Landmarks pages to learn more....
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