CRM Compliance for Non-Specialists


Discuss how to survive and thrive wearing the "second hat" of cultural resource manager when you've been assigned as an agency's cultural resource manager or historic preservation officer. Learn how to deal with legal responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other cultural resource authorities and examine how these relate to laws such as NEPA, CERCLA, and the Endangered Species Act.

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

"Gave a better understanding of 106 plus all the other applicable regs" and "of how the process itself goes through the system."

The instructor's "knowledge of the laws and applications, as well as the approach to initiating thought and consideration to the applications, were extremely useful and effective."

"The instructor did an excellent job with both the material presentation and handling questions/comments that were a bit tough at times."

"Very well organized coverage of regs and applications. Very informative."

"I have only been working for four weeks so useful training for me. Glad that most of the regulations are part of the handouts."

"Great summary of compliance issues. I recommend this course for all military personnel that are not CR professionals but who are responsible for CR issues."


Managers in agencies, tribes, and citizens' groups with backgrounds in disciplines such as biology, contracting, engineering, facilities management, geology, law, real estate, and soils science.

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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