Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest Hiring Archaeologist

Outreach Notice

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will soon be advertising our Forest Archeologist, GS-0193-12. The position is permanent, full time and will be located at the Supervisor’s Office in Wenatchee, Washington. The response to this outreach will determine the recruitment area for the upcoming announcement.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond on the  Outreach Notice Form by January 09, 2017.

About the Position:  This position serves as the Archeologist and Cultural Resource Manager for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The incumbent will be responsible for administering and providing cultural resource management support to the Forest as well as the inventory, evaluation, protection and development of historic sites. Works closely with district archeologists by providing the cultural resource requirements in preparing environmental and planning documents. Consults with Staff and District managers as necessary on the integration of cultural resources management into the forest program of work in order to achieve forest, regional and national goals and objectives.


SAH PNW Chapter Call For Papers


“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.”

– Elie Wiesel

JUNE 16 – 18, 2017

Abstracts or proposals for papers or work-in-progress reports are solicited for the 2017 annual meeting of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.  The meeting this year will be held June 16-18, 2017, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  This year’s theme is “Commemorations.”

According to the National Park Service, a commemorative property is important not for association with the event or person it memorializes, but for the significance it has acquired after its creation through age, tradition, or symbolic value.  Please join us in Victoria, B.C., June 16-18, 2017, to celebrate commemorations, especially the Canada 150 celebrations (1867-2017), the 100th anniversary of the US National Park System (2016), the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (2016), and the Parks Canada’s Centennial (2011).  We will also be recognizing Victoria’s Centennial (1962) by reflecting on the on-going significance of Victoria’s 1965 Centennial Square.  Topics germane to the theme will be encouraged, but those covering any aspect of the built environment of the Pacific Northwest or beyond will be welcome.  Abstracts will be blind peer-reviewed by the SAHMDR Review Committee.

Membership in the SAHMDR is not required for abstract submission, although those chosen for presentation will be asked to contribute chapter dues for the current year.  Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in fields related to the built environment are particularly welcome.

Submission Guidelines: The abstract should be no more than 300 words and should fit onto a single-sided page.  A single separate page should include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address with a brief, 100-200 word paragraph biography or one-page curriculum vitae.  Indicate in your abstract whether you intend to deliver a twenty-minute paper or a ten-minute work-in-progress report.  Ideally, submissions should be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive, and aim to make an original contribution.  Electronic submission of proposals is preferred.

Abstracts are due on or before March 15, 2017, and authors of papers chosen for presentation will be notified by April 15, 2017.  Completed manuscripts of accepted papers must be submitted in full to conference organizers by June 1, 2017.  Authors shall retain copyright, but will agree that the paper can be deposited for scholarly use in the chapter archive in the Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries.

Centennial Square, Victoria, B.C., 1965
Email submissions as a Word attachment with the subject heading SAHMDR 2017 on or before March 15, 2017, to Amanda Clark at sahmdr2017@gmail.com.  If you are unable to send your submission electronically, please send it via regular mail to:

Amanda C. R. Clark, MLIS, Ph.D.
Director of the Library & Assistant Professor in Art
Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251


Archaeology Day at the Burke!

Uncover thousands of years of history at the Burke!
Archaeology Day
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm
Burke Museum
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or w/ UW ID

Seattle—Uncover thousands of years of history in Washington state in one special day at the Burke Museum. Discover how people lived in our state in the past, what tools they made and how they made them with hundreds of artifacts on display at this annual all-ages event.

Wisaard Q & A

Hi All, I tried my hand a a little video production as I’m hoping to make a series of tutorials for Wisaard users. Here is the first one!


You can also find the link to the video on our website.





The SHPO and DAHP staff are saddened by news of the passing of historic preservation advocate, educator, and consultant Sally Donovan, at age  60 at her home in Hood River. Our condolences to Sally’s family, friends, and colleagues.

Following is Sally’s obituary provided by close friend and preservation colleague Don Peting:

Sally Donovan lived a life of devotion and determination. Her devotion was to the people whose lives she touched, to the history she discovered and preserved, and to the world’s forgotten cats and kittens. Her determination made her see everything she did—no matter how hard—through to its conclusion. She was as beautiful and kind, as she was Nebraska stubborn. And she was persistently Irish in her love of family, friends, and fun. Sally made us all better people.

Sally was born on April 16, 1956 to Adele (Cheek) and William Donovan, Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Westside High School and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1979. She worked as a cartographer, graphic artist, photographer, and technical illustrator. She then moved to Eugene, where she graduated with a Master’s Degree from the University of Oregon’s historic preservation program in 1987.

A year later while living in Portland, Sally worked in Hood River to inventory downtown historic properties.  It was then that she fell in love with the valley and bought a 1913 house on the Heights.  Her sensitive restoration of the house included a 1931 electric refrigerator and stove still in daily use. After she began her historic preservation consulting business, Donovan & Associates, she worked on a wide array of projects, including Oregon Coast lighthouses, historic districts, public buildings, residences, irrigation canals, wooden flumes, and pioneer cemeteries. Searching the Library of Congress’s online collection, Sally’s name yields 261 photographs taken during her career. In March 2016, her professional peers honored Sally with the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award, and May 2016, with the George McMath Historic Preservation Award.

Beyond her career, Sally helped organize an all volunteer, nonprofit cat rescue organization.  She was a veritable Pied Piper whose love for animals drew many abandoned, neglected and rescued felines to her. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue on line at http://www.gorgecat.org/, or by mail to CGCR, PO Box 231, Hood River, OR 97031.

Sally died peacefully in her home in Hood River of pancreatic cancer on November 19, 2016.  She is remembered and dearly missed by her husband of 22 years Bruce Howard, two brothers Bill (Alba Conte)and Rob Donovan (Jake Wade), sister Nancy Donovan (Bruce Boyd) and four nieces, Adrienne (Brian Haug), Caroline Donovan-Boyd, Lindsey Donovan and Emily (Donovan) and Greg Maconchy; nephew Brad Donovan, two great nephews, Louie and Clive Haug, and goddaughter McKenna Walbridge.  Also, her husband’s four siblings Helon Howard, Hope Redmond, Heidi Noyes and Dwight Howard and their husbands and children were important focus in her life.

The outpouring of love and support from during Sally’s illness is deeply appreciated by her family.  Sally’s many close, long-term friendships made Hood River a true home.  A celebration of her life will be held in April 2017 in the Hood River Valley. An announcement with details of her remembrance celebration will be sent in the near future.


Wisaard Q & A

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I will not be posting next week so I hope you all have a nice holiday.

Q: What is the best practice for using punctuation or non-alpha characters in Wisaard?

A: The best practice is to avoid all non-alpha characters in all free text short data entry fields such as name (Project name, Resource name) and address. Remember that whatever you put in these fields will be searched on later. The name and address fields are the most commonly searched fields and the fewer characters there are to trip up a search, the better. This includes periods, hyphens, apostrophes, slashes, hashtags etc…  If you have a name that needs some separation do the following:

NO: Play Shelter,Stanley Elementary School
YES: Play Shelter – Stanley Elementary School
NO: Building 502/Fort Worden  YES: Building 502 – Fort Worden

Q: What about abbreviations?

A:  Do not abbreviate words or use acronyms for naming as these make searching difficult. I understand that it is easier to abbreviate for the sake of quicker data entry, but remember that Wisaard is also a tool to search for existing cultural resources. Data entry should enable a person to find the data later. The Wisaard does not know how to find similar words or look for parts of words. It definitely does not know how to find “Joint Base Lewis McChord” if your search term is “JBLM” or vice versa. If you were to take a shortcut during data entry and type in “Bldg.” and you later came back to search and typed “building,” you would likely not get the result you were looking for.

Some examples:

NO: UW   YES: University of Washington
NO: Ft   YES: Fort
NO: CWU   YES: Central Washington University
NO: SP&S   YES: Spokane Portland and Seattle Railroad
NO: NBK   YES: Naval Base Kitsap




City of Burlington seeking Qualified Consultant for Architectural Survey





ISSUE DATE:  November 16, 2016


The City of Burlington seeks the services of a qualified Historic Preservation Consultant / Historic Architect, or related professional to assist the city to complete a reconnaissance level survey of approximately one hundred (100) historic buildings and structures located in a portion of the City of Burlington.  The City of Burlington received grant funding from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP Contract #FY17-61017-002) to complete this reconnaissance level survey.  The city intends to complete this grant project through the services of a professional consultant.  Said consultant shall be responsible for completing all of the deliverables identified within DAHP Contract #FY17-61017-002, and for meeting applicable state and federal grant contract compliance requirements therein.

Services are desired to be completed prior to the end of March, 2017.


The proposed schedule for the proposal process is as follows:

November 16                          RFQ Package Available

December 7                            RFQ Submittal Deadline — 4:30 PM

Week of December 12            Interviews

December 16                          Service Provider Selected

December                               Professional Services Contract Negotiated

January 12                              Contract Awarded

January – March                     Work Completed


Proposals must be received no later than 4:30 PM PST on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  You may forward your proposal by mail, hand delivery, or email.

Mail or Deliver to:

City of Burlington
833 South Spruce Street
Burlington, WA 98233
Attn:    Marie Lambert, Grants and Fiscal Projects Manager

Emailed Proposal should include “RECONNAISSANCE LEVEL SURVEY OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES” in the subject line, be in PDF or MS Word format and be addressed to:


The professional consultant will conduct a reconnaissance level survey of historic buildings and structures in Burlington that are fifty years of age or older, in compliance with the terms of DAHP contract #FY17-61017-002.  The consultant will conduct a survey and produce complete inventory forms consistent with the guidelines in the Washington State Standards for Cultural Resource Reporting published by the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation including but not limited to:

  • Completing surveys utilizing the WISAARD online system and forms to document all required survey materials, and including at least two digital images of the property / structure
  • Completing a map of the entire survey area, with sites marked and numbered
  • Completion of a survey project report that follows the guidelines for survey project reports as specified in Washington State Standards for Cultural Resource Reporting

In addition, the consultant will assist the city in conducting at least one public presentation regarding the project and findings.

Respondents should have demonstrated expertise in performing historic architectural reconnaissance level surveys using the WISAARD online system and the Washington State Standards for Cultural Resource Reporting. Extensive knowledge of historic architecture, preservation of historic buildings, and federal and state historic preservation standards and requirements is essential.  Demonstrated experience in working with local historic preservation boards is desired.

Respondents are encouraged to prepare letters of interest detailing their qualifications to perform the services listed above to the city for consideration.

The selection process shall include a review of qualifications followed by interviews of one or more respondents that are deemed to most closely meet the qualifications to perform the scope of work identified in DAHP Contract #FY17-61017-002.  The respondent deemed most qualified to perform the identified duties on behalf of the city will be contacted to negotiate a professional services contract.  If these negotiations fail to result in a professional services contract with acceptable terms, and at a cost and timeframe identified within the DAHP contract, then the next most qualified respondent will be contacted to initiate contract negotiations until said contract is complete.

The City reserve the right to accept late submittals, waive irregularities and to select one or more service providers in order to obtain the best possible product in the most timely and cost efficient manner.




The U.S. Navy has scheduled five public meetings December 5 through 9, 2016 to discuss and receive comments about increased operations of Growler aircraft at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). The flight operations will affect NASWI’s Ault Field near Oak Harbor as well as its Outlying Field (OLF) near Coupeville and within the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Date, location, and time of the meetings are as follows:

  • Monday December 5, 2016: Fort Worden State Park – Conference Center USO Hall, Port Townsend, WA 3PM to 6PM
  • Tuesday December 6, 2016: Oak Harbor Elks Lodge – Grande Hall, Oak Harbor, WA 4PM to 7PM
  • Wednesday December 7, 2016: Lopez Center for community and the Arts, Lopez Island, WA 3PM to 6PM
  • Thursday December 8, 2016: Seafarer’s Memorial Park Building, Anacortes, WA 3PM to 6PM
  • Friday December 9, 2016: Coupeville High School Commons, Coupeville, WA 4PM to 7PM

At these meetings cultural resource staff from NAS Whidbey Island will have a poster and handouts dedicated to discussing the Section 106 consultation for this undertaking, the cultural resource analysis in the EIS, and tribal resources. The EIS team will provide NAS Whidbey Island cultural resource staff with all comments collected pertaining to cultural resources for consideration in the Section 106 process.



Free Webinar: The CRM Industry in the Age of Trump

From the American Cultural Resources Association:

The outcome of the 2016 elections will likely have a profound impact on the CRM industry. We anticipate the Trump Administration and new Congress will attempt to repeal or weaken the legal framework on which our industry is built. ACRA’s government relations consultant, Marion Werkheiser, will brief participants on transition plans for the Trump administration, expectations for the new Congress, and ways that ACRA is organizing to respond to these challenges. This webinar will be held at 2pm Eastern on November 28.





Wisaard Q & A

Hi there! It is so nice meeting you all as Morgan and I travel the state for Wisaard training. Keep all the good questions coming! We have three scheduled training sessions left this year and there is space available in all of them. There will definitely be ongoing training in the new year so don’t despair if you can’t make it to one of these. Please contact Beverly.Ubias@dahp.wa.gov to reserve a spot.  If you are planning to attend please bring questions!

Olympia: Tuesday, November 15th, Columbia Room of the Legislative Building in Olympia from 9am to noon.

Shoreline:  Tuesday November 22, 2016, WSDOT NW Region Office, Cafeteria Conf rm, 15700 Dayton Ave North, Shoreline, WA, 9 am to 12 pm.

Bellingham: Tuesday, December 6, Bellingham Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m

ALSO, I have posted my slides from the training sessions we have done so far. It has lots of tips and tricks, just in case you needed a refresher from the training session.  If you didn’t attend, there is bound to be some useful information.