Section 106: An Introduction

Seminar Overview

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.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Faculty

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

or

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

or

MaryAnn Naber, M.S., former Federal Highway Administration 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)

or

Claudia Nissley, president, C. Nissley Environmental Consultants; program analyst for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and a nationally recognized expert in cultural heritage laws and practices; author, educator, and consultant; former executive manager with the ACHP and governor-appointed Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer

Evaluation Comments

"[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."

Participants

Cultural resource and environmental consultants; federal, state, local, and tribal officials and planners; curators and collections managers.

Locations and Dates

  • San Francisco, CA
    September 17-19, 2019
    in cooperation with
    the National Park Service, Pacific West Region
    and The Presidio Trust
     
  • Madison, WI
    September 23-25, 2019
    offered in conjunction with
    Native American Cultural Property Law
    in cooperation with
    The Wisconsin Historical Society
     
  • Tallahassee, FL
    March 10-12, 2020
    in cooperation with the 
    Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources
     
  • Anchorage, AK
    March 23-25, 2020
    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
    in cooperation with the
    Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Regional Office
    and the Minnesota Department of Transportation

Seminar 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.

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.