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Section 106: An Introduction

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Learn the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This seminar emphasizes practicalities-how to avoid pitfalls and victimization by myths. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures, with an emphasis on coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws.

Faculty

Allyson Brooks, Ph.D., Washington State Historic Preservation Officer; formerly worked for Minnesota DOT, the South Dakota Preservation Office, and the U.S. Forest Service; specializing in transportation, tribal consultation, large cultural landscapes/TCPs, Section 106, historical archaeology, and GIS

or

Ethel R. Eaton, Ph.D., senior policy analyst, Office of Review and Compliance, Virginia Department of Historic Resources; previously with the Maryland Historical Trust, with past excavation, teaching, and research positions at universities and museums

or

Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA

Evaluation Comments

"[The instructor] did a great job making the information understandable! This week I completed my first Section 106 documentation project using the knowledge gained from the seminar."

"[The seminar] . gave me detailed information and tools to use in my work."

"Wonderful introductory overview for me, and it will be great to have the handbook to refer to [later]."

"[The seminar] answered many questions I had about current regulations."

"[The seminar] clarified the Section 106 process from start to finish and the application of criteria of effect."

"I really enjoyed this class; it was very interactive and interesting."

"[The seminar offered] very clear coverage of all elements of new Section 106 regulations; clarified roles of NEPA and Section 106 and how they interrelate."

Participants

Cultural resource and environmental consultants; federal, state, local, and tribal officials and planners; curators and collections managers.

Continuing Education Credits

This seminar meets the criteria for programs in the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and participants will receive 6 PDH HSW each day.
 
Self-reporting often is an option for members of other professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Locations and Dates

  • Sacramento, CA
    September 9-11, 2014
    in cooperation with the
    California Department of Transportation and
    California State Parks, Office of Historic Preservation
     
  • Seattle, WA
    September 15-17, 2014
    offered in conjunction with
    Native American Cultural Property Law
    in cooperation with the
    Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture,
    University of Washington 
    and the National Park Service, Pacific West Region
     
  • Anchorage, AK
    October 20-22, 2014
    offered in conjunction with
    Cultural and Natural Resources: An Integrated Management Strategy
    in cooperation with
    the National Park Service, Alaska Support Office
     
  • Los Angeles, CA
    February 18-20, 2015
    in cooperation with ICF International and
    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     
  • Atlanta, GA
    March 24-26, 2015
    in cooperation with the
    Georgia Department of Natural Resources,
    Historic Preservation Division, and
    the Georgia Department of Transportation
     
  • Indianapolis, IN
    April 14-16, 2015
    in cooperation with the
    Indiana Department of Natural Resources,
    Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
    and Indiana Landmarks

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$600 (6-week advance registration); $650 (regular registration)

Rate for 5 days including either
Native American Cultural Property Law
OR
Cultural and Natural Resources: An Integrated Management Strategy
$900 (6-week advance registration); $950 (regular registration)

National NAGPRA Program scholarships may be available through NPI for this seminar for participants from federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native villages, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Read more.

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized, on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or info@npi.org for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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