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.


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)