Emergency Support Function #11 for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Resources and Historic Properties (ESF #11 NCH) is part of the disaster response plan of the United States Government entitled the National Response Framework. The capabilities described in ESF #11 NCH helps protect natural and cultural resources and historic properties in times of declared disaster. We aid State, Tribal, Territorial, and local authorities, and indirectly aid individuals and cultural institutions in responding to emergencies that could impact their NCH resources. The United States Department of the Interior, in conjunction with our federal and non-governmental partners, manages the planning and response capabilities of ESF #11 NCH. We offer advice and guidance on preparedness and emergency response for NCH resources.
This site identifies the type of work undertaken by ESF #11 NCH when working through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It identifies how State, Tribal, and Territorial Governments can request aid from us to safeguard their cultural and natural resources in times of declared disaster.
This website will present you with valuable information about ESF #11 NCH, our support agencies and partner groups, and how to prepare for and respond to future disasters.