Renewable Energy Development: Impacts on Cultural Resources


Identify the impacts and effects that large-scale renewable energy development, such as solar, wind, and hydropower, 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.

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

“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.

Customized Training

This in-person seminar is currently not scheduled, however NPI offers customized training to meet specific organizational needs at a location and time convenient for the sponsor. In-person seminars, online, on-demand courses, and/or webinars may be based on current NPI offerings or new preservation-related training may be developed.


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