Cultural and Natural Resources: An Integrated Management Strategy


Explore a holistic stewardship approach to an integrated management strategy for cultural and natural resources on public and private lands. These resources often are analyzed and planned for independently, leading to isolated approaches. Through case studies, discuss and evaluate long-term planning and decision making processes that combine legal and management frameworks to better conserve and preserve the core values of these resources.

Detailed Agenda


Claudia Nissley, president, C. 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

“Discussions and brain storming were worthwhile exercises. Allowed me to think outside of the box and to develop different approaches when considering or developing management plans.”

“Good discussion of concepts and issues in a structured forum.”

“There was a lot of interaction, participation, and discussion.”

“Good examples of where NEPA fulfilled Section 106 (cultural resource requirements).”

“Provided thoughtful ideas for future projects and informing management plans.”

“Some of the topics that were discussed and brought in as examples I had heard about, but now I think I know some of the ways of getting around.”

“Exposure to the material was very helpful, especially the laws beyond NEPA and NHPA.”


Natural and cultural resource management coordinators, planners, and managers working for federal, state, and local government, nonprofit, and private land-managing agencies and organizations.

Locations and Dates

  • In-person seminars will resume in 2023; please check back for updatesClick here or go to About NPI for an update.
  • Norman, OK
    October 20-21, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2023
    offered in conjunction with
    NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
    in cooperation with The Chickasaw Nation

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.

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