Northwest Cultural Resources Institute
The Northwest Cultural Resources Institute (NCRI) is a cooperative partnership based at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, dedicated to fostering cultural resources research, education, and stewardship in the Pacific Northwest. The foundations of the NCRI include the archaeological collections, the archaeological resources remaining in situ, and the historic architecture found and cared for in our region's national parks. The Institute brings together National Park Service staff, university professors, and subject matter experts to facilitate research and training, provide expertise, and support other innovative educational endeavors using national parks as laboratories.
The NCRI also publishes a newsletter, the NCRI Report. Current and back issues of the Report can be found here.
The NCRI is dedicated to furthering cultural resource education and research through the support of:
Learn more about NCRI activities at Fort Vancouver on the following pages:
This symposium was presented at the 2013 Northwest Anthropological Conference in Portland, Oregon. Presentations by Dr. Doug Wilson, National Park Service Archaeologist and Director of the NCRI, representatatives of other federal agencies, private sector consultants, tribes, and academia, discuss the importance of the field of anthropology. Watch the recording of the symposium, produced by Portland State University, at the link above.
Did You Know?
As the fur trade-era depot and headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, did you know that over 61,000 animal pelts were shipped from Fort Vancouver to England in 1843 alone? This and many other stories are interpreted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...