News from the OHP

Free OHP Workshop, March 7, 2019

As part of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology (SCA), Office of Historic Preservation staff will present a free workshop: "Listing Archaeological Sites on the National Register." The workshop will address the importance of considering all four National Register of Historic Places criteria when evaluating eligibility of archaeological sites. While the workshop is free, pre-registration is required to secure a seat. Contact Anmare Medin at, or 916-445-7023 to register.

2019 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Accepting Nominations

The OHP is pleased to accept nominations for the 2019 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards. Know of an individual, group, agency, or project that exemplifies the best in historic preservation? Now is the time to recognize good work! Please visit our Governor's Historic Preservation Awards webpage to download nomination forms and learn more about this important state-sponsored awards program. The deadline for nominations is April 16, 2019.

California Projects Awarded NTHP Grants

We are pleased to announce that two California projects were among the sixteen nationwide recipients of African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The grants are given to support efforts to identify, document, and preserve sites associated with African American history. Congratulations to California grant awardees Yosemite National Park (Buffalo Soldiers at Yosemite), and Winfandel Club, Inc., of Los Angeles (Winfandel Clubhouse)!

Disasters - Planning, Response, and Recovery

The unpredictability of weather due to climate change and other factors, yearly challenges of fire, and ever-present threats from earthquakes and other natural disasters, make it imperative to have plans and preparations in place before disaster strikes. We invite you to visit our Disasters and Historic Resources webpage for a variety of resources to help with the planning, responding, and recovery processes. Staff of the OHP are available to provide assistance and updated information to those responsible for historic properties in times of disaster. 

Guide to Section 106 Review Now in Spanish

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is pleased to announce the release of the Spanish language version of the ACHP’s “Citizen’s Guide to Section 106 Review.” This new version contains the same text as the English edition, with updated images.  Download a copy from the link below:

Citizen's Guide to Section 106 Review - Spanish