2023 Preservation Month Sweepstakes
Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation
About the State Historic Preservation Office
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) administers the national historic preservation program at the state level by reviewing National Register of Historic Places nominations, maintaining data on historic properties, and consulting with Federal agencies during Section 106 review. SHPOs are designated by the governor of their respective State or territory. In Colorado, the SHPO is housed within the State Historical Society, History Colorado.
The Colorado SHPO manages several other programs including the State Historical Fund and federal and state rehabilitation tax credits, and oversees survey and inventory of cultural resources across the state. The Office of the State Archaeologist staff also provides guidance relating to the identification, documentation, and protection of archaeological resources.
Are you new to preservation or in search of a professional to help complete your project? Here is a list of individuals and companies that have worked on and completed archaeology and historic preservation projects across the state.
A great starting point for historical and archaeological survey resources, including forms, contexts and records access.
Join the preservation conversation!
History Colorado’s State Historic Preservation Office is renewing the statewide action plan for historic preservation, and inviting the public to collaborate in drafting the upcoming 2030 Statewide Preservation Plan.