Welcome to Preserving the Past Together, a UW seminar and workshop series sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, Office of Research, the Burke Museum, Anthropology, and the Quaternary Research Center. These 2 hour luncheon events bring together tribal representatives, tribal historic preservation offices, representatives from local, federal and state agencies, and cultural resource managers to evaluate the contemporary needs and challenges of preserving heritage in the Salish Sea. The objective is to foster the development of collaborative approaches to heritage management and historic preservation that integrate the needs of these diverse stewards and stakeholders. The workshops will serve as catalysts for situating local needs and challenges within a national and international framework for caring for and protecting cultural heritage.