Alaska's Historic Preservation Plan Update

Saving Our Past: Planning for the Future

Although our current plan, Saving Our Past, will take us through 2017, it is time to begin assessing what has been accomplished so far, address current challenges, and identify new opportunities for preservation in Alaska. Our new plan will guide preservation activities in the state from 2018 through 2023.

Historic Preservation Plan Draft Review

Historic Preservation Plan DraftIn 2016, we began revising Saving Our Past: Alaska’s Historic Preservation Plan 2011-2017. The draft plan was developed with input from our preservation partners, stakeholders, and the public. We appreciate all of you who participated in the planning process by responding to our plan revision survey. Now you can help us again!

The Draft historic preservation plan is now available for review and comment. Comments can be provide below. When making comments please note the section and page you are addressing. Thank you in advance for helping us in developing and reviewing this plan. The comment period has been extended to October 27, 2017.

Historic Preservation Plan Draft

Comment Submission Page 

Previous Survey Responses


A vision for Historic Preservation in Alaska

Alaskans respect our collective heritage. We view historic preservation as an essential strategy to promote our communities unique identities and as an important component of economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Alaskans are empowered with the knowledge and tools needed to advocate for an inclusive approach to preservation that is appropriately balanced with development. Alaska's preservation community includes a network of people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and disciplines. We work in partnership to identify, preserve, protect, an interpret the state's cultural, historic, and archaeological resources ensuring that our heritage is passed on to future generations.