The Alaska Office of History and Archaeology (OHA) and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) provide programs to encourage the preservation and protection of the archaeological, historic, and architectural resources of Alaska.

It is the policy of the State of Alaska (A.S. 41.35.010) to preserve its cultural resources from loss, desecration, and destruction so that the scientific, historic, and heritage embodied in these resources may pass undiminished to future generations.