WASHINGTON D.C. - The Colville Tribes were listed amongst recipients of historic preservation grants announced by the National Park Service, Feb. 24.

A press release from NPS highlights the Colville Reservation as an example of the funding. The release notes, “The Inchelium Complex Fires, started on the Colville Reservation and burned over 18,000 acres, threatening sites like ‘Julia,’ a historic mining site from the 1900s. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s THPO staff worked as part of the Structure Protection Crew to help with the wrapping process of historic sites and ensuring they were not disturbed more than necessary.”

The Colville Tribes received $98,376.

NPS distributed $15 million to 200 tribal historic preservation offices across the country and $55.7 million to states, territories and partnering nations.

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