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Renewable Energy Development: Impacts on Cultural Resources

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Identify the impacts and effects that large-scale renewable energy development, such as solar and wind power, geothermal projects, and corridor development may have on cultural resources. Understand the infrastructure systems required and review approaches for identifying resources. Discuss the legal and consultation requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Explore the time frames and options for addressing impacts on cultural and natural resources.


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

“It was very informative on a topic that has become forefront in the compliance review process (Section 106).”

“Helps to manage issues impacting park.”

“Good overview of large, noteworthy regional projects.”

“It was nice to talk to other professionals dealing with similar projects and concerns.”

“Good discussions. Good case studies and examples of cultural impacts.”


Federal, state, and tribal officials; land management organization staff; cultural resource management contractors; applicants for federal permits and funding.

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

  • Phoenix, AZ
    February 26, 2016
    offered in conjunction with
    Section 106: An Introduction
    in cooperation with
    the State Historic Preservation Office,
    Arizona State Parks
  • Denver, CO
    April 7, 2016
    offered in conjunction with
    NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
    in cooperation with
    the National Park Service, Intermountain Region

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)

$300 (6-week advance registration); $350 (regular registration)

Rate for 3 days including
NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
$650 (6-week advance registration); $700 (regular registration)

Rate for 4 days including
Section 106: An Introduction
$800 (6-week advance registration); $850 (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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