Northeast Information Center


The Northeast Information Center (NEIC) is one of nine regional offices of the California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS)(opens in new window), established by the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP)(opens in new window) to maintain an inventory of the state’s historical resources. The Information Centers are non-profit organizations each serving a specific geographic area within the State of California.

  • Manage historical and archaeological resources records, reports, and maps, and integrate new information into the California Historical Resources Inventory.
  • Provide archived information to state and federal agencies, local governments, consultants, and individuals with responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Maintain a list of qualified historical resources consultants(opens in new window).

The NEIC archives include more than 45,000 cultural resource records documenting indigenous and historic-era sites, and more than 15,000 reports, including archaeological, architectural, and historical surveys; excavations; other types of resource evaluations; prehistoric, ethnographic, and historical overviews; management plans; research designs; master’s theses; and PhD dissertations. The NEIC also maintains a resource database and report bibliography which can be queried for specific information.

Utilizing this information, record searches conducted to meet the requirements of state and federal law play a critical role in the long-term protection of cultural resources across the North State. In addition, the NEIC serves as an integral part of the University and the local and regional communities, maintaining student internship and public outreach programs, working with Native American tribes, and local city and county governments.

The NEIC maintains information for Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, and Trinity counties.

Map of Northern California