Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Pala’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) was recognized by the National Park Service in 2009. The THPO is responsible for managing, protecting, and overseeing historic and cultural sites within the Pala Reservation boundaries. We also engage in regular government-to-government consultation on projects that take place outside Pala.
Pala’s traditional territory stretches all the way from the original village of Cupa in Warner Springs, to the mouth of the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside. There are many important cultural and sacred sites to protect within this area, and the Pala THPO consults on all of them to make sure the tribe’s heritage is protected.