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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; a nationally recognized expert in cultural heritage laws and practices; author, educator, and consultant; former executive manager with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and governor-appointed Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer

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

NPI does not participate in any continuing education programs offered by professional organizations. Self-reporting may be an option for members of 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
    March 14-15, 2019
    offered in conjunction with
    Section 106: Agreement Documents
    in cooperation with
    California State Parks, Cultural Resources Division
    and Office of Historic Preservation
  • Portland, OR
    September 12-13, 2019
    offered in conjunction with
    Section 106: Agreement Documents
    in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation
    and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office

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)

$550 (6-week advance registration); $600 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

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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