The committee was formed to promote heritage at risk research and outreach within SHA, including the development of resources for use by the membership, and to disseminate information to the public about climate change’s impacts to archaeological sites.

HARC’s key goals include:

  1. increasing advocacy efforts at the national and international levels
  2. promoting expansion of heritage at risk themes at the annual conference
  3. increasing collaboration both with other committees within SHA and with professionals outside of the membership who study the impacts of climate change on our shared cultural resources.

If you were unable to make it to the first Heritage at Risk Committee meeting but would like to participate, please contact the HARC Chair Sarah Miller at

If you see an interesting article about climate change and/or other heritage at risk themes from which you feel the SHA membership could benefit, please send me a link! I can be reached at:

Valerie M. J. Hall
Social Media Liaison, Heritage at Risk Committee