Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 8:00am – 5:00pm

Standard compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) often disenfranchises Native Americans from their heritage. NHPA over the past 50 years has privileged a particular Anglo-centric, Western science perspective. This is particularly true of archaeological resources. The resulting scope…

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:00pm – 4:30pm and Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – 8:30am – 12:00pm

Jim Garrison and Reggie Mackay are regarded by many as the best adobe professionals in Arizona. Architect Jim Garrison and former Arizona Historic Preservation officer, has excelled in the rehabilitation of adobe buildings. Reggie has rehabilitated adobe buildings in AZ, CA and NM. Bonnie Bariola has served as Project Manager for the rehabilitation of many adobe buildings in Florence, AZ. Florence has more adobe buildings than any other city or town in Arizona.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:00am – 12:00pm

The Desert Botanical Laboratory (Desert Laboratory) of the University of Arizona (University) is a world-renowned center on Tumamoc Hill that attracts leading researchers on desert ecosystems and archaeology. To underscore its place in American scientific history, the Desert Laboratory was designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL) on December 21, 1965 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on October 15, 1966 (amended 1987).

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:00am – 5:00pm (1 Hour Lunch on own)

This two-part workshop for tribal members, agencies, local governments, and individual consultants is designed to demonstrate the ways mapping and data-based technologies can be adapted for use in historic (cultural) preservation, including building inventories, archaeological and ethnographic survey, and more. The morning session will explore applications for data collection, data management, and data visualization using free Google geotools, and introduce you to the newly developed Government-to-Government Consultation Toolkit (G2G Toolkit), created by non-GIS specialists using these same Google tools.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Attend this informative workshop to learn about the issues that historic preservation commissioners face every day. Topics to be covered may include: historic preservation design review using a hands-on exercise, designation of properties, developing and using standards and design guidelines, components of an effective historic preservation program, education and outreach, dealing with political issues, legal basics and staying out of court, ethics, etc.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:00pm ­- 8:00pm

For those arriving early to attend pre-conference workshop sessions and tours, or those who just want to come in the night before the conference begins, please join us for an evening of networking, reconnecting, and frivolity in The Last Territory, the former steakhouse-turned-event room at the Hilton El Conquistador.

Thursday June 15, 2017 - 5:30am – 7:30am

We are going to take advantage of a beautiful hiking opportunity in the coolest part of the day. We know some of you are early risers and what better place to rise and shine than in the shadows of Pusch Ridge and majestic Catalina State Park. Get some fantastic exercise among the pristine landscape of Oro Valley.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:00pm – 8:00pm

A grand and glorious welcome to the 15th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in beautiful Oro Valley. This year, we will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Arizona State Parks.

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:00am – 8:15am

In the shadows of Pusch Ridge during the coolest part of the morning, the Historic Preservation Conference delegates will enjoy a quick motorcoach trip to Steam Pump Ranch for a wonderful tour of the ranch house and all the preserved buildings and sites, along with a chuck-wagon-style, hot breakfast catered especially for our guests.

Friday, June 16, 2017 11:50am – 1:30pm

Join us for the annual Awards in Historic Preservation Luncheon at the beautiful Hilton El Conquistador Hotel. Celebrate the many achievements in both archaeology and historic preservation in Arizona with your colleagues and friends.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 7:00am ­ - 12:00pm

Colossal Cave Mountain Park, originally a state supported tourist facility built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from 1934 to 1937, features Colossal Cave, one of the oldest tourist attractions in Arizona. In addition to the cave, the 2,200-acre park includes over 50 architecturally and historically significant buildings and structures built by the CCC.