Welcome to GSHPO

Our Mission is to engage in a comprehensive historic preservation program that promotes the use, conservation, preservation and presentation of historic properties.

Our Goal is to implement projects and activities that help us achieve our mission.


  • P-316, P-406, P-408, P-760, P-870 PA Memo #1
    August 25, 2023
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  • P-187 Exclusion Barrier South Construction
    June 29, 2023
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  • Developer: We didn’t clear lot with burial sites, at-risk species
    June 22, 2023
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  • NAVFAC J-008-1 Fire Fighter Training Facilities
    May 03, 2023
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  • NAVFAC: Project: REVISED J-017-V Waterline Interconnecting DESIGN STUDIES
    May 02, 2023
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  • NAVFAC: P-745 United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)Facilities Relocation Design Studies
    May 02, 2023
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  • Contractor not following through with Marbo mitigation prompts second notice of violation
    December 27, 2022
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  • NAVFAC: Project: J-609 Apra Harbor Embarkation Operations Facility
    September 1, 2022
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  • NAVFAC: Project: J-017-V Waterline Interconnect DESIGN STUDIES
    July 29, 2022
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  • Guam’s Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan- Survey Response Ensuring the Place of Guam’s Past in Its Future 2023-2027
    May 25, 2022
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War in the Pacific National Historical Park News Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Barbara Alberti, Superintendent
Phone: 671-477-7278 x 10031
Email: [email protected]

War in the Pacific National Historical Park invites public input on the Proposal to Restore the Asan Springs Water Supply FacilityHagåtña – The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to provide input on proposed options to restore the Asan Springs water supply facility, which is partially on NPS lands in Asan village. The Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) is proposing to restore the facility to increase input to the Agana-Asan-Piti Integrated Water Supply and Storage System to meet water supply demands in west-central Guam. The NPS is reviewing the request and would like to inform the public about the project and provide an opportunity for public input.

The concrete reservoir was constructed by the U.S. Navy in 1916 to impound the flow from the Asan Springs. Since then, it was improved by adding a pump station and chlorinator building. However, it was shut down in 2004 due to bacterial contamination and inadequate chlorination to treat the water. This project would upgrade the existing system to provide a clean, dependable water source meeting water quality standards, reduce the demand for additional wells and pumping systems, and avoid purchasing water from the Navy for villages that could be supplied with Asan Springs water

Other options proposed by the Guam Waterworks Authority include:

  • rehabilitation and restart of the existing system,
  • closure of the existing system with installation of a new well and pumping system,
  • abandonment of the system with installation of a new well and pumping system, and
  • taking no action.

How to Provide Input

The public is invited to learn more about this project and provide input which will be used to evaluate issues and concerns to be further addressed in the environmental review process.

Online: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/AsanSprings

Mail: Attn: Asan Springs
National Park Service
135 Murray Boulevard, Suite 100
Hagåtña, Guam 96910
Email: [email protected]

The NPS will accept input until April 30, 2022. If you include an address, phone number, e-mail, or other personal identifying information, you should be aware that your entire input – including personal information – may be made publicly available at any time. You may ask us to withhold your personal information from public review, but we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.


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    March 30, 2022
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    February 24, 2022
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Project Title: Programmatic Agreement Among The Commander, Joint Region Marianas and the Guam State Historic Preservation Officer Regarding Military training and testing on and within the surround waters of the island of Guam.

The Department of the Navy (DON) in consultation with the Guam State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) has designed and built the training areas covered by this programmatic agreement expressly to minimize any impact to eligible historic properties within the training and testing operational footprint.

Project Title: Nåftan Mañaina-ta Shrine Proposed Plan

GUAM PUBLIC LAW 33-204: AN ACT TO RESERVE A PORTION OF LOT NO. 5173‐1‐R2‐NEW‐R6 IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TAMUNING, CONTAINING AN AREA OF UP TO FIVE (5) ACRES ± FOR USE AS A CHAMORRO NATIONAL SHRINE AND THE REINTERMENT OF ANCESTRAL REMAINS. [Enacted into law on December 15, 2016.] The intent of this law is to establish the Chamorro Shrine in order to pay homage to our ancestors and provide them a final resting place on Chamorro lands.

Press Release


The Department of Parks and Recreation(DPR) is seeking the public’s input on theproposed design plan of the Nåftan Mañaina-taShrine.

8th Annual Programmatic Agreement Workshop Aug 6, 8 am – 4 pm

The workshop will be held at the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum and Educational Facility; however, Social Distancing Requirements will be in effect and must be enforced, limiting in-person attendance to only 30 individuals. Seating priority will be for PA Signatories, Invited Signatories, Concurring Parties and Federal and State officials. When seating capacity is reached, additional arrivals will not be admitted to the room until someone leaves. Those attending in person must maintain a social distance of two meters and must wear masks. The workshop will employ video conferencing capabilities so that those choosing to attend remotely will be able to follow the presentation and participate in the discussions.

Due to our delayed start, the Workshop will not only cover the calendar year 2019; it will also include more recent topics of interest.

SHPO Designation

In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470a), as amended. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero , Governor of Guam, has designated Mr. Patrick Q. Lujan, State Historic Preservation Officer, Guam State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Parks and Recreation, a classified service employee of the Government of Guam, as the State Historic Preservation Officer. Mr. Lujan has been delegated authority to represent the Government of Guam in carrying out the responsibilities specified in the Act, and in the regulations and administrative requirements established for implementation of that Act. This designation supersedes any contrary prior designations.


The Guam Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), receives Historic Preservation Fund Grants from the U.S. Department of the Interior to implement projects that meet planned goals and objectives related to Historic Preservation. DPR implemented the following:

  • GU-17-001 Northern Villages Guam Historical Architectural Survey
  • GU-18-1001 Phase II El Camino Real Spanish Trail Survey
  • GU-18-10002 (In-House Survey)-Resurvey of the Hanom Settlement Site
  • GU -18-10003 Update National Register Documentation for Hanom Settlement Site
  • GU-18-10004 Review and Compliance Program Area
  • GU-18-1005 Administration of HPF Grant
  • GU-18-10006 Planning Program Area
  • GU-18-10007 Public Awareness Program
  • GU-18-10008 Inventory Program Area
  • GU-19-10001 Review and Compliance Program Area
  • GU-19-10002 Administration of HPF Grant
  • GU-19-10003 Planning Program Area
  • GU-19-10004 Public Awareness
  • GU-19-10005 Inventory Program Area
  • GU-19-10006 (In-House) National Register Nomination Pugua Point (GHPI-66-08-0008)