Tribal Heritage Preservation Office (THPO)

THPO Office Location

140 Rowdy Creek Rd.
Smith River, Ca. 95567
Phone: 707-487-9255

THPO Department Overview

The Tribal Heritage Preservation Office was established in 2006. THPO works to preserve our cultural resources in our homelands through education, policy, monitoring and stewardship. With 1700 tribal citizens the Tolowa Dee-ni’ people are nestled along the coast of Northern California and Southern Oregon. Surrounded by ancient redwood trees, wild rivers and the pristine Pacific Ocean. Our ancestral lands extend from the Sixes Rivers, Oregon to Wilson Creek, California with many projects needing tribal collaboration and consultation. As we are no longer the only people managing our homelands we work to build relationships with land management agencies throughout federal, state and county governments to protect our cultural resources. If you see activities that need the attention of our office please don’t hesitate to contact us.


  • Ongoing cultural monitoring and currently have two Field Technicians on staff
  • Attend county planning meetings
  • Meet with agency officials and various representatives regarding land management efforts
  • Continue to work with tribal departments - Culture, Natural Resources, Maintenance, IT and Administration


THPO Department Staff

Amanda O'Connell

Tribal Heritage Preservation Officer

Office (707) 487-9255
Fax (707) 487-0930

Karin Levy

Cultural Resource Specialist

Office (707) 487-9255 x 1181
Fax (707) 487-0930