The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) can be a powerful tool for managing the impacts of the modern world on "cultural resources" such as historic buildings, historic districts, archeological sites, Native American traditional places, and traditional ways of life.
This page and its links are designed to help people concerned about cultural resources understand how the review of Federal projects under NEPA works. It also may help people doing NEPA review understand how cultural resources, and the laws that deal with such resources, can be addressed in environmental impact analyses under NEPA.
These pages are designed for use mostly by two kinds of people:
This page and its links were developed under a grant from the National Park Service and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the National Preservation Institute and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the National Park Service or the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.