Public input sought on preserving cultural heritage

Residents are being invited to identify historic places of importance throughout the state as part of the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology’s statewide historic preservation planning effort.

The effort is an initiative of the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, within the Department of Natural Resources. This year is the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Alaska’s current Historic Preservation Plan expires next year, and the new plan will set the path for historic preservation in the state through 2023, said Judy Bitter, state historic preservation officer.

The pubic can participate in early stages of plan development through an online survey, online at as well as online photo sharing.
The above website includes instructions on how to submit entries online to the This Place Matters Alaska photo sharing campaign ( or to see previous entries on an interactive map at

More information about the state Office of History and Archaeology, is online at