Wisaard Q & A – Bellingham Wisaard Training Announced

Greetings! If you have been receiving double blog posts lately, we apologize and I believe we have that fixed. We have also been experiencing bugs in the system overall since the rollout of the new features. Please bear with us as we work them out.

Great news! We have scheduled a Wisaard training in Bellingham

  • When: December 6, 2016.
  • Where: Bellingham City Council Chambers at 210 Lottie St., Bellingham
  • What time: 9:30 am and end at 12:30.
  • Please register by sending an email to Beverly.Ubias@dahp.wa.gov. Please include Bellingham Wisaard Training in the subject line.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We have removed the validations from Wisaard entirely. I think this is good news! What this means is that the Wisaard will no longer prevent you from Submitting an Activity if you have not filled in a required field. It also means that the Validation buttons have been removed. If your submission is missing something, DAHP staff will notify you.

 

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Save the Date! PRESERVATION@50 October 15, 2015

 

preservation 50 FINALPlease join State Historic Preservation Officer Allyson Brooks and DAHP Staff at Preservation@50 on Saturday October 15, 2016 at the historic Everett Theatre in downtown Everett. The event is to observe and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) by President Johnson on October 15, 1966.

Everett is the site of the event in recognition of the large role played by then Washington Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson in shaping the legislation and seeing its passage through Congress to the President’s desk. Jackson was born and raised in Everett and his political life had a great influence on the city and state.

Doors for the event will open at noon on October 15 on Preservation@50 with light refreshments available. The program will start at 12:30 and end at around 1:30. A guided walking tour of the Downtown Everett Historic District will follow after the program. The Everett Theatre is located at 2911 Colby Avenue in Everett 98201:  http://www.historiceveretttheatre.org/

The event is free and open to the public. However, an RSVP is requested to help us plan for the event. Send questions and your RSVP to: Beverly.Ubias@dahp.wa.gov and include “Preservation@50” in the subject line and the number of persons attending.

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Wisaard Q & A – 9/21/2016

Greetings! I hope you’re all enjoying the new features. I have prepared a tutorial for the Print and for the Archaeology site form. You can find them here. As always, call or email with any questions.

Upcoming Wisaard Training: The Seattle session is completely full. We still have limited space available in the following sessions. Please email Beverly.Ubias@dahp.wa.gov to reserve a spot. If you have reserved a spot for Seattle, but are not going to be able to make it, kindly let us know so we can open the space to others.

  • Richland: Wednesday, October 26th, Richland Public Library, Conference Room A&B, at 955 Northgate Drive, from 1pm to 4pm.
  • Spokane: Thursday, October 27th, at Eastern Regional Headquarters of WSDOT at 2714 N Mayfair St, Spokane, WA 99207; training will take place from 8am to 11am.
  • Vancouver: Tuesday, November 8th, at the Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, at 901 “C” Street, Vancouver, from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
  • Olympia: Tuesday, November 15th, Columbia Room of the Legislative Building in Olympia from 9am to noon.

 

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Redmond at the end of the Ice Age – Native American Settlement at the Bear Creek Site

Redmond at the end of the Ice Age – Native American Settlement at the Bear Creek Site
October 15, 2016 – 1-3pm

The Bear Creek site, located in the heart of the City of Redmond, is the oldest excavated archaeological site with stone tools in Western Washington. It was first identified in 2008 during a routine environmental survey for a City habitat restoration project, and since then it has generated a wealth of information about Native American life over 10,000 years ago near the outlet of Lake Sammamish. Join project director Dr. Robert Kopperl at the edge of the restoration area overlooking the site to find out more about the study and what we have learned from it, and about the broader picture of the past as seen in our archaeological heritage.

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, Dr. Kopperl will be on-hand to informally provide information about the Bear Creek site, answer questions about the project, and answer any other questions you may have about Washington State’s shared archaeological heritage. He will be at the new overlook of the Lower Bear Creek habitat restoration area along the Bear Creek recreational trail between 1:00 and 3:00 PM. Parking is available at the Redmond Town Center shopping mall lots across Bear Creek Parkway from the recreational trail and presentation location.

Questions: call Lorelea Hudson 206 781-1909 ex 6711

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Tour Cedar Falls October 2!

On Sunday October 2, Seattle Public Utilities is offering a walking tour of the Cedar Falls Townsite, which is normally off-limits to the public. It’s a wonderful opportunity for people learn about the rich history behind bringing water and power to the people of King County for more than 100 years.

Registration is limited so sign up now! https://secure.rec1.com/WA/cedar-river-watershed/catalog/index?search=twilight+cedar+falls

 

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Thurston County Through the Decades Event

TCTD Oct2016

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SAVE THE DATE: WASHINGTON CELEBRATES PRESERVATION@50 IN EVERETT on 10/15/2016

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act by President Lynden Johnson on October 15, 1966. Washington SHPO Allyson Brooks will be hosting a program on Saturday afternoon, October 15, 2016 in Everett. We will be gathering in Everett as the home to Senator Henry Jackson, who played a large role in the passage of the Act. Check the blog for more information as details development. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Wisaard & DAHP News

Hello Everyone! There is a lot to talk about today. First, you may have noticed that we have deployed new features for Wisaard. This includes the print function and the new archaeology site form and TCP template. I have a brief printing tutorial up and will have an Archy site form tutorial up shortly. Check the website in the coming days.

Also, we have dates set for FIVE training sessions. That’s right, DAHP is taking the show on the road (there might be a disco ball involved). The purpose of the sessions is to update consultants and federal agencies on DAHP regulatory processes including survey and inventory reporting guidelines and the new WISAARD Database system.  This fall catch us for one of the following sessions:

  • Richland: Wednesday, October 26th, Richland Public Library, Conference Room A&B, at 955 Northgate Drive, from 1pm to 4pm.
  • Spokane: Thursday, October 27th, at Eastern Regional Headquarters of WSDOT at 2714 N Mayfair St, Spokane, WA 99207; training will take place from 8am to 11am.
  • Seattle: Tuesday November 1st, at the City of Seattle Board of Commissions Room, 600 4th Avenue, Level-L, from 9am to noon.
  • Vancouver: Tuesday, November 8th, at the Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, at 901 “C” Street, Vancouver, from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
  • Olympia: Tuesday, November 15th, Columbia Room of the Legislative Building in Olympia from 9am to noon.

There are at least 30 slots available for each venue listed below.  The slots are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Please register to ensure that you have a slot. All consultants and federal agencies that use the WISAARD Database can benefit from the training as we will be demonstrating in real time how to maneuver through the system. Learn more about our report and survey guidelines, and receive updates on our next phase of WISAARD development.

Since seating is limited, registration is required.  There is no cost for registration.  To register please contact Beva Ubias at Beverly.ubias@dahp.wa.gov or call 360-586-3077.

 

 

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Wisaard Q & A

Hello out there!

As you have noticed, the new Wisaard features have not launched yet. We apologize for the delay and are working as hard as we can to get them ready. Keep heading to the website for the most updated info.

Q: Why don’t the colors for the archaeology predictive model on the map match what is in the legend?

A: The colors actually do match, the issue is that the layer on the map is not opaque to ensure that you can see through it for reference. Whenever a layer is made even slightly transparent, it loses a bit of it’s color. It is just the nature of the beast. The best way to read the map is to focus on the value (relative darkness or lightness). Find a spot on the map that is the darkest and match it to the darkest color on the key. Then locate the next one down and so on. We recommend that you view the predictive model using the Street or Topo base maps because they provide a neutral background and will not interfere with the shading. Do not use the aerial map in the background while looking at the predictive model. Below is an image of the map with arrows pointing to the correct colors.

Click the image to enlarge it.

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RFP for City of Olympia CLG Grant Project

Reconnaissance-Level Architectural History Survey of Downtown Olympia

The City of Olympia seeks the services of a qualified consultant to conduct a reconnaissance-level survey of Downtown Olympia.  This survey will be used to help support the City of Olympia’s master planning efforts under its Downtown Strategy, which integrates areas such as economic development, land use planning, social services, climate change response, and preservation planning.  In additional to traditional preservation planning approaches, the City will be considering alternative approaches such as introducing reuse zones or conservation districts.  This architectural history survey is intended to provide the City with baseline information needed to make thoughtful decisions on managing change in our historic Downtown.

Partial funding for this project has been secured with a $18,000.00 Certified Local Government (CLG) grant through Washington State’s Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP).  Additional grant funds are being sought which, if received, would bring the total project budget to up to $23,000.00.  The project area will be modified to match the final amount secured.  Accordingly, the successful consultant will conduct a reconnaissance survey of all buildings located within the project area of ca. 60 blocks under current funding or ca. 75 blocks under full funding.

City of Olympia RFP – Downtown Survey 2016-17

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