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An Introduction to Section 106

September 17 - September 19, 2019

San Francisco, CA

| $750

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Seminar Overview

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RegisterLearn 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


Claudia Nissley, president, 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 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.

Continuing Education Credits

NPI does not participate in any continuing education programs offered by professional organizations. Self-reporting may be an option for members of organizations that require continuing education credits.

Locations and Dates

  • Honolulu, HI
    February 25-26, 2019 (2 days) REVISED DATES!
    offered in conjunction with
    NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
    in cooperation with the
    Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division and
    Historic Preservation Program, University of Hawaii
  • Santa Fe, NM
    April 2-4, 2019 (3 days)
    in cooperation with
    the National Park Service, Intermountain Region, and
    the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division
  • Atlanta, GA
    April 8-10, 2019 (3 days)
    offered in conjunction with
    NAGPRA and ARPA: Applications and Requirements
    in cooperation with the
    Georgia Department of Natural Resources,
    Historic Preservation Division, and
    the Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Austin, TX
    April 30-May 2, 2019 (3 days)
    in cooperation with Preservation Texas,
    the Texas Historical Commission,
    and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • San Francisco, CA
    September 17-19, 2019 (3 days)
    in cooperation with
    the National Park Service, Pacific West Region
    and The Presidio Trust
  • Madison, WI
    September 23-25, 2019 (3 days)
    offered in conjunction with
    Native American Cultural Property Law
    in cooperation with
    The Wisconsin Historical Society

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)

2-day seminar:
$550 (6-week advance registration); $600 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

3-day seminar:
$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

RegisterNPI 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.

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September 17, 2019
September 19, 2019
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National Preservation Institute
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Presidio of San Francisco
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