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The Idaho State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has been in the process of developing an Idaho Cultural Information System (ICRIS). The ICRIS is a GIS enabled application which provides internal SHPO workflow management tools resulting in efficiencies that will decrease turn-around times for federal project review. Additionally, it is a portal through which external stakeholders, who are professionally qualified can view all SHPO data via a GIS, and create, upload, and track projects. The general public can view unrestricted data through the guest portal.

For the best functionality and experience, use a Chrome browser for ICRIS. 


ICRIS Access Policy

Access to exempt and sensitive information in ICRIS will generally be granted to the following, provided a signed ICRIS Confidentially Agreement and CV/resume is uploaded to a user’s profile:

  • Professionals who meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards in archaeology/anthropology, history, architectural history, or historic preservation, for purposes related to professional duties;
  • Tribal cultural resource staff for purposes related to professional duties;
  • Federal or State of Idaho agency, or City Section 106 Compliance Managers, for purposes related to professional duties, provided the agreement is co-signed by the Compliance Manager’s senior manager;
  • Archaeologists with a B.A. in archaeology from an accredited institution, provided the agreement is co-signed by a senior SOI-Qualified professional within the user’s organization/agency;
  • Students at an accredited college or university doing archaeological research provided the agreement is co-signed by their professor, who must meet SOI Standards for Archaeology/Anthropology. Research access will have a specified termination date based on the research project objectives and anticipated completion;
  • State of Idaho Information Technology (IT) employees for the purpose of fixing ICRIS bugs or building functionality;
  • SHPO contractors/vendors for the purpose of fixing ICRIS bugs or building functionality.

The Idaho SHPO reserves the right to deny access to ICRIS to a requested user at its own discretion.

The Idaho SHPO reserves the right to terminate a user’s access to ICRIS at its own discretion.

ICRIS Training

Live Q&A Sessions

If you’re having trouble with an aspect or functionality of ICRIS, join our live Q&A on Tuesday afternoon for assistance. Our intent is that users can ask questions and we can share screen and walk you through the trouble spot, or, you can share your screen and we can walk you through it. Format and frequency of these sessions may evolve depending on how things go, but for now, they’re scheduled out through June.

Tuesday afternoons: 3-4 pm MT

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ICRIS Improvements and Bug Fixes

If you notice any bugs or have potential improvements email:

Upcoming Improvements

The Idaho SHPO has the following ICRIS improvements in development: 

  • Resource GIS information 
  • Searching maps by Township, Range, and Section (TRS)
  • Zoom to project location when creating a resource
3/29/2024 Updates

The following ICRIS improvements and bug fixes were deployed:

  • Survey 123 cannot load location offline (bug fix)
  • Related project list not showing single digit projects (bug fix)
  • Resource page does not show version (bug fix)
  • Print view for resource not loading if there is no GIS data (bug fix)
  • Linear resources and district errors (bug fix)
ver: 3.5.2 | last updated: