The National Register of Historic Places (National Register) is the official list of the Nation's cultural resources worthy of preservation. Properties listed in the National Register include districts sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture.
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) owns a rich variety of properties that are included in the National Register. Some are engineering works that reflect Reclamation's prominence in the design and construction of dams and irrigation systems, some are archaeological sites that provide information about people that lived on Reclamation land long ago, and still others are buildings and structures that Reclamation acquired in association with project development. All have in common that they are irreplaceable resources that teach us about our past.
Several of Reclamation's cultural resources have the distinction of being National Historic Landmarks. This designation is reserved for properties possessing national as opposed to local or State significance. National Historic Landmarks are automatically listed in the National Register.
Note: The properties identified in this directory have been recognized as significant cultural resources. Specific location information is not included for archaeological sites in order to protect and preserve these fragile resources.