ESF #11 NCH is organized and coordinated by the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and works with a series of other organizations to respond to incidents threatening Natural and Cultural Resources and Historic Properties.

ESF #11 – NCH support agencies include:

  • The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The National Archives and Records Association (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Preserving records ranging from documents of national significance to the records of ordinary citizens; everything from military service documents to naturalization papers. Their partnership with ESF #11 NCH allows us to tap into NARA’s preservation, conservation and records management expertise, giving ESF #11 NCH access to guidance, support and points of contact that can assist in the response and recovery of all forms of records, from digital to paper.

NARA supports ESF #11 NCH by providing preservation, technical and archival management advice and information to help secure and preserve NCH resources pertaining to documentary and archival records and historic documents.

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DOI also partners with the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), a partnership of non-governmental organization (NGOs) and federal agencies that provides the combined experience and resources of its members to support ESF #11 NCH.

When ESF #11 NCH is activated, DOI consults and works with these support agencies to provide support to response activities as well as for professional expertise and guidance.

Certain partners, such as HENTF, participate in preparedness and response even when ESF #11 – NCH is not activated, and can be a valuable source of information and aid for everyday preservation of natural and cultural resources
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