NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources

Overview

Gain a basic understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act and the NEPA process. Learn to identify cultural resources in context and examine the requirements for their consideration within the NEPA regulations. Discuss how to incorporate cultural impact assessments into environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and categorical exclusions. Assess practical applications for effectively integrating the analyses required by NEPA with other regulations. 

Detailed Agenda

Faculty

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

“The entire course was high in quality, importance, and treatment was equal across the board.”

“[I learned] the breadth of ways cultural resources should be incorporated into NEPA; variety of laws, regulations, E.A.s that should be considered.”

“[The seminar] showed me the importance of looking at impacts more broadly both direct and indirect in regards to the cultural environment.”

“[I learned] the difference between NHPA and NEPA and how they come together.”

“[The seminar] provided more exposure to different perspectives than I expected.”

Participants

Managers responsible for compliance requirements; historic preservation, archaeological, and environmental consultants and planners.

Locations and Dates

  • In-person seminars will resume in 2021; please check back for updatesClick here or go to About NPI for an update on training during COVID-19.
     
  • Anchorage, AK
    March 26-27, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
    offered in conjunction with
    Section 106: An Introduction
    in cooperation with 
    the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, 
    Office of History & Archaeology / State Historic Preservation Office,
    and the National Park Service, Alaska Support Office
     
  • Norman, OK
    October 22-23, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
    offered in conjunction with
    Cultural and Natural Resources: An Integrated Management Strategy
    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.

National NAGPRA Program scholarships may be available through NPI for this seminar for participants from federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native villages, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Read more.

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 info@npi.org for further information.