Connecting with Native Americans


Providing information to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians about the National Park Service Cultural Resources programs.




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Tsimshian Tribe carving
Master carver David Boxley with Tsimshian Tribe carving, courtesy of the American Indian Liaison Office

 

National Park Service staff is spread throughout its 398 national parks, the national office, 7 regional offices and  specialized technical assistance and research centers around the country.  The national office is headquartered at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC.  Over 28,000 employees throughout the country work on a myriad of issues affecting the cultural and natural environment in an effort to further the mission of the National Park Service. 

Click here for the National Park Service organizational chart.

Jonathan B. Jarvis is currently serving as the 18th Director of the National Park Service.  

A complete listing of National Park Service leadership including national leadership, regional offices and park superintendents is available.

Click on the directory of National Park Service parks and staff to obtain contact information for all National Park Service employees.

 Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science Directorate

The Cultural Resources directorate of the National Park Service is comprised of staff, interns and volunteers working in Washington, DC, Natchitoches, LA, Denver, CO and at the 7 regional offices. 
The Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science directorate is divided into two major program areas, Stewardship and Science, and Preservation Assistance, each headed by a Deputy Associate Director. Both Deputies, as well as the Business Office, the National NAGPRA Program and the Chief of the American Indian Liaison Office report to the Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science.  Individual staff contact information can be found on the NPS directory.

The following is a list of Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science programs and general contact information.   

Administration
Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
(202) 208-7625
Stephanie_Toothman@nps.gov

Denise Mayo, Assistant to the Associate Director
(202) 208-7625
Denise_M_Mayo@nps.gov

American Battlefield Protection  National Historic Landmarks
American Indian Liaison Office National NAGPRA
Archeology National Register of Historic Places
Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems Outreach 
Federal Preservation Institute Park History
Heritage Areas  Park NAGPRA
Heritage Documentation Programs Science and Research
Heritage Education Section 106 Compliance
Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants
Museum Management Technical Preservation Services
National Center for Preservation, Training, and Technology Tribal Preservation 


National NAGPRA Program

Sherry Hutt, Program Manager
1201 Eye Street, NW (2253)
Washington, DC 20005
(202)254-2201
Nagpra_info@nps.gov or
Nagpra_grants@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/nagpra/

Stewardship and Science Programs
Sande McDermott, Deputy Associate Director, Stewardship and Science Programs
1201 Eye Street, NW (2202)
Washington, DC 20005
202-354-2230
Sande_McDermott@nps.gov

Tribal Relations and American Cultures includes American Indian Liaison Office, Park NAGPRA, and Tribal Preservation Programs
Patricia Parker, Chief (Acting)
1201 Eye Street, NW (2560)
Washington, DC 20005
(202)354-6962
Pat_Parker@nps.gov

    • American Indian Liaison Office (reports to ADCRPS)
      Patricia Parker, Chief
      1201 Eye Street, NW (2560)
      Washington, DC 20005
      (202) 354-6963
      Pat_Parker@nps.gov
    • Park NAGPRA
      Mary S. Carroll
      Acting Program Manager
      Park NAGPRA
      12795 W. Alameda Parkway
      Denver, CO 80228
      (303) 969-2300
      Mary_Carroll@nps.gov
      http://www.nps.gov/archeology/sites/Repat.htm
    • Tribal Preservation
      James Bird, Chief
      1201 Eye Street, NW (2255)
      Washington, DC 20005
      (202) 354-1837
      James_Bird@nps.gov
      http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/tribal/index.htm

Section 106 Compliance
Jeff Durbin, Section 106 Compliance Program Officer, WASO
1201 Eye Street, NW (2202)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 354-1816
Jeffrey_Durbin@nps.gov

Heritage Documentation Programs - includes  Historic American Buildings Survey(HABS),  Historic American Engineering Record (HAER),  Historic American Landscapes Survey(HALS)

Richard O'Connor
Chief, Heritage Documentation Programs
1201 Eye Street, NW (2270)
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 354-2135 or (202) 354-2186
NPS_HAER@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/

    • Catherine Lavoie, Chief, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
    • Richard O’Connor, Acting Chief, Historic American Engineering Record (HAER)
    • Paul D. Dolinsky, Chief, Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS)

National Center for Preservation, Technology and Training (NCPTT)
Kirk Cordell, Chief
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA  71457
(318) 356-7444
ncptt@nps.gov
http://ncptt.nps.gov/

Museum Management
Ronald C. Wilson, Chief Curator
1201 Eye Street, NW (2265)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 354-2102
Ronald_Wilson@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/

Historic Structures & Cultural Landscapes
Randall J. Biallas, Chief Historical Architect
1201 Eye Street, NW (2260)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 354-2061
Randy_Biallas@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/history/phscl/index.htm

Park History
Robert Sutton, Chief Historian and Deputy Federal Preservation Officer (FPO)  
1201 Eye Street, NW (2261)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 354-2214
Robert_Sutton@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/history/history/index.htm

Archeology
Stan Bond, Chief Archeologist and Departmental Consulting Archeologist
1201 Eye Street, NW (2275)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 354-2123
DCA@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/archeology/

Science and Research
Dan Odess, Chief
1201 Eye Street, NW (2271)
Washington, DC 20005
(202)354-2128
Daniel_Odess@nps.gov

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Preservation Assistance Programs
Jon Smith, Deputy Associate Director, Preservation Assistance Programs
1201 Eye Street, NW (2203)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 354-2095
Jon_Smith@nps.gov

Technical Preservation Services
Brian Goeken, Chief
1201 Eye Street, NW (2281)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 513-7270
NPS_TPS@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/tps/index.htm

National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks
Paul Loether, Program Manager and Deputy Keeper of the National Register
1201 Eye Street, NW (2280)
Washington , DC 20005
or
1849 C Street NW (2280)
Washington, DC  20240

    • National Register of Historic Places
      Paul Loether, Chief
      (202) 354-2211
      nr_reference@nps.gov
      http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/
    • National Historic Landmarks
      Alexandra Lord, Chief
      (202) 354-2211
      NHL_info@nps.gov
      http://www.nps.gov/nhl/index.htm

State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants
Hampton Tucker, Chief
1201 Eye Street, NW (2256)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 354-2020
Preservation_grants_info@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/HPF/index.htm

 Education, Outreach and Training includes Heritage Education Services, Federal Preservation Institute and Outreach Programs

    • Heritage Education
      Carol Shull, Chief, Heritage Education and Interim Keeper of the National Register
      1201 Eye Street, NW (2283)
      Washington, DC 20005
      (202) 354-2234
      NPS_HeritageEducation@nps.gov
      http://www.nps.gov/history/hes.htm

    • Federal Preservation Institute
      Connie Ramirez, Director
      1201 Eye Street, NW (2283)
      Washington, DC 20005
      (202) 354-6967
      NPS_FPI@nps.gov
      https://www.historicpreservation.gov
    • Outreach
      Barbara Little
      Program Manager, Cultural Resources Office of Outreach
      Civic Engagement website: http://www.nps.gov/civic/
      Civic Engagement sharepoint: share.nps.gov/engage
      Cultural Resources SharePoint Site http://share.nps.gov/cr
      phone: 202-354-2130
      fax: 202-371-5102 or 202-371-6485
      email: barbara_little@nps.gov

Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS)
John J. Knoerl, Chief
1201 Eye Street, NW (2284)
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 354-2140
john_knoerl@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/gis/

Preservation Initiatives includes Heritage Preservation Areas Program and the American Battlefield Protection Program

    • Heritage Areas
      Martha Raymond, National Coordinator
      1201 Eye Street, NW (2257)
      Washington, DC 20005
      (202) 354-2222
      Martha_Raymond@nps.gov
      http://www.nps.gov/history/heritageareas
    • American Battlefield Protection
      Paul Hawke, Chief
      1201 Eye Street, NW (2255)
      Washington , DC 20005
      (202) 354-2023
      Paul_Hawke@nps.gov
      http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/index.htm

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