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Traditional Cultural Places

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

“Traditional cultural places” (TCPs) play an important role in community cultural traditions, beliefs, and activities. TCPs must be considered in planning under the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, Executive Orders 12898 and 13007, and other authorities. Review methods of identifying TCPs, discuss evaluation for National Register eligibility, and explore management issues.


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

“[I learned] the breadth of property types and settings that constitute TCPs.”

“[The seminar] gave many practical examples of real TCPs and how they were established and/or managed or mitigated.”

“Provided ideas on developing a TCP plan and explained general tendencies that will help eliminate mistakes.”

“[This seminar] was in no way a dry presentation of “laws and guidelines” [but gave] very good real situation examples.”


Managers responsible for compliance requirements; tribal leaders; preservation and environmental contractors; community planners.

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.

Related Seminars

Archaeological Curation and Collections Management
Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
Landscape Preservation: Advanced Tools for Managing Change
NAGPRA and ARPA: Applications and Requirements
NAGPRA Essentials
NAGPRA: Preparing for and Writing Grant Proposals
Native American Cultural Property Law
Section 106: An Introduction
Section 106: A Review for Experienced Pratitioners
Section 106: Agreement Documents

Locations and Dates

  • Sacramento, CA
    May 12-13, 2016
    offered in conjunction with
    Section 106: Agreement Documents
    in cooperation with
    California State Parks, Cultural Resources Division
    and Office of Historic Preservation
  • Santa Fe, NM
    October 20-21, 2016
    offered in conjunction with
    Section 106: An Introduction
    in cooperation with
    the National Park Service, Intermountain Region, and
    the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division

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)

$500 (6-week advance registration); $550 (regular registration)

Rate for 5 days including
Section 106: An Introduction:
$950 (6-week advance registration); $1,000 (regular registration)

Rate for 5 days including
Section 106: Agreement Documents:
$950 (6-week advance registration); $1,000 (regular registration)

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 for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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