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Data Sharing Partnership

Sharing Information Today To Conserve Our Cultural Heritage for the Future

Receives ACHP Chairman's AwardImage of ACHP NCSHPO Certificate
Image of BLM ACHP CertificateAugust 19, 2009

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Vision, Mission, and History
Portland, OR
May 9, 2007

Cultural resources professionals will have consistent, easy to use, reliable spatial information systems on their desktops with access to cultural spatial data servers that assist them in doing their jobs as managers, researchers, and cultural resource professionals.

CRDSP Mission Statement
Portland, OR
May 9, 2007
The CRDSP, through its members, will serve as a coordinating and facilitative group so that: 
  • To ensure that field users have appropriate tools to do their jobs
  • Information systems are created in a consistent fashion
  • Technology investments are sharable (and shared)
  • Training and support is provided to information system users
  • The use of information systems is promoted at the field level
  • The development of information systems is pursued
  • Information users have appropriate shared information to do their job
  • Statistics and metrics are compiled consistently to measure progress 


In 1998, the Bureau of Land Management began a program of information development in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) in 13 western states (Alaska, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Washington). The Cultural Resources Data Sharing Project has become an important part of the overall relationship between BLM and the SHPOs in the state’s where BLM has significant presence and activities.  More information History




ACHP Chairman's Award - August 19, 2009