Cultural Resources

Cultural Resources News and Outreach

Webinars

Collaboration for Preservation, Construction, & Infrastructure Based on Transition Career Training - Webinar Recording, 2019 MP4 [118.56 MB]

This webinar provides an overview of program replication options within DoD for Secretary of Interior Standards historic preservation projects in collaboration with DoD installation Departments of Public Works and military design and construction units, that improve transition for greater numbers of active duty Servicemember participants.  The webinar discusses examples of projects/training over the last ten years and associated non-profit/federal training-based contracting, regulatory compliance, cost reduction, scheduling, safety, and quality assurance approaches. Tanya Komas, Concrete Preservation Institution, and Boris Kun, Director, Workforce, Credentialing & SkillBridge Programs OASD(Readiness)/ODASD(Force Education & Training) OUSD Personnel Readiness.

Collaboration for Preservation, Construction, & Infrastructure Based on Transition Career Training - Presentation, 2019 pdf [60.75 MB]

Latest News

The DoD Cultural Resources Program is an American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) Member!

The DoD Cultural Resources Program is pleased to announce that it is now an ACRA member. The ACRA is the national trade association supporting and promoting the common interests of cultural resource management firms of all sizes, types, and specialties. Member firms undertake many of the legally mandated cultural resource management studies and investigations in the United States. To learn more about ACRA, please visit https://www.acra-crm.org/.

DoD’s Section 3 Report to ACHP

The DoD Cultural Resources Program recently submitted to the ACHP its report, which satisfies the requirements of Section 3(c) of Executive Order (EO) 13287, “Preserve America,” for DoD for fiscal years 2017-2019. The Preserve America EO directs each Federal agency with real property management responsibilities to submit reports on its “progress in identifying, protecting, and using historic properties in its ownership.” This report references policy and guidance documents from OSD and the Military Departments. These documents provide the framework necessary to balance and integrate proactive management of cultural resources with all aspects of the military mission. To access the report, please visit https://www.achp.gov/OFAP/Section%203.

Upcoming Events

Sustaining Military Readiness (SMR) Conference 2020 Postponed

The DoD leadership and the SMR Planning Committee made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 SMR Conference planned for August 10-13 in San Antonio, TX. They are committed to the health and well-being of conference attendees and the community and are working to reschedule the conference in the summer of 2022 to provide the experience in a safe environment. Please click the link above to see the official memorandum announcing the conference’s postponement.

2018 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference

The Department of Defense (DoD) hosted the 2018 Sustaining Military Readiness (SMR) Conference from 13-16 August 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri.  This Conference provided a forum in which to explore the interdisciplinary nature of sustaining military capacities with broad representation from the installation, testing, training, and environmental communities.   The DoD Cultural Resources and Native American Affairs Programs co-hosted four workshops during the conference.  Sessions brought together cultural resource management subject matter experts and their installation partners to encourage discussion and solution identification, as well as camaraderie.

Training Resources and Needs in Cultural Resources Management and Native Affairs Workshop - Presentation, 2018 pdf [3.50 MB]

This presentation is from the Training Resources and Needs in Cultural Resources Management and Native Affairs Workshop at the 2018 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference.  The workshop discussed available tribal consultation training resources for Federal and non-Federal employees.

Training Resources and Needs in Cultural Resources Management and Native Affairs Workshop - Summary, 2018 pdf [134 KB]
Cultural Resources Management and Tribal Consultation Tools Workshop - Presentation, 2018 pdf [2.91 MB]

This presentation from the Cultural Resources Management and Tribal Consultation Tools Workshop at the 2018 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference.  The workshop discussed Federal laws and regulations regarding tribal consultation and cultural resources management as well as tools for consultation, including Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plans, Programmatic Agreements, and Tribal Consultation Protocols.

Cultural Resources Management and Tribal Consultation Tools Workshop - Summary, 2018 pdf [132 KB]
Tribal Consultation and Cultural Resources Management Practitioners Panel - Presentation, 2018 pdf [1.19 MB]

This presentation is from the Tribal Consultation and Cultural Resources Management Practitioners Panel at the 2018 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference.  The panel discussed Federal laws and regulations and cultural resources planning regarding tribal consultation and sacred sites. 

Tribal Consultation and Cultural Resources Management Practitioners Panel - Summary, 2018 pdf [131 KB]
How Tribal Consultation Training Supports the Mission of My Range - Presentation, 2018 pdf [6.30 MB]

This presentation is from the How Tribal Consultation Training Supports the Mission of My Range Workshop at the 2018 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference.  The workshop discussed government-to-government consultation with Federally recognized Tribes and Federal laws, regulations, policies, and responsibilities regarding tribal consultation. 

How Tribal Consultation Training Supports the Mission of My Range - Summary, 2018 pdf [189 KB]