Learn the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This seminar emphasizes practicalities-how to avoid pitfalls and victimization by myths. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures, with an emphasis on coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws.
Allyson Brooks, Ph.D., Washington State Historic Preservation Officer; formerly worked for Minnesota DOT, the South Dakota Preservation Office, and the U.S. Forest Service; specializing in transportation, tribal consultation, large cultural landscapes/TCPs, Section 106, historical archaeology, and GIS
Ethel R. Eaton, Ph.D., policy experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Maryland Historical Trust; past excavation, teaching, and research positions at universities and museums
MaryAnn Naber, former Federal Highway Administration Federal Preservation Officer, senior program analyst and FHWA liaison at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Historic and Archeological Preservation in Transportation; specializing in Section 106 and Section 4(f)
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
"[The instructor] did a great job making the information understandable! This week I completed my first Section 106 documentation project using the knowledge gained from the seminar."
"[The seminar] . gave me detailed information and tools to use in my work."
"Wonderful introductory overview for me, and it will be great to have the handbook to refer to [later]."
"[The seminar] answered many questions I had about current regulations."
"[The seminar] clarified the Section 106 process from start to finish and the application of criteria of effect."
"I really enjoyed this class; it was very interactive and interesting."
"[The seminar offered] very clear coverage of all elements of new Section 106 regulations; clarified roles of NEPA and Section 106 and how they interrelate."
Cultural resource and environmental consultants; federal, state, local, and tribal officials and planners; curators and collections managers.
Locations and Dates
- In-person seminars will resume in 2021; please check back for updates. Click here or go to About NPI for an update on training during COVID-19.
- Anchorage, AK
March 23-25, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
offered in conjunction with
NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resource
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
- Minneapolis, MN
April 28-30, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
in cooperation with the
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Regional Office
and the Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Sacramento, CA
September 15-17, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
in cooperation with
California State Parks, Cultural Resources Division
and Office of Historic Preservation
- Philadelphia, PA
October 6-8, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
in cooperation with
Cliveden of the National Trust
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)
$700 (6-week advance registration); $750 (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.