Creative Approaches to Section 106 Compliance

Description: The National Historic Preservation Act is very flexible emphasizing good-faith efforts and negotiation rather than mandating particular outcomes. In this course, we examine four case studies (videos) where alternate and nonstandard ways of resolving adverse effects to Historic Properties were used. Because of the improved preservation outcomes and public benefit, creative approaches to Section 106 compliance can be used successfully in consultation with State Historic Preservation Offices, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other consulting parties.

Target Audience: This course is designed for BLM managers and cultural resource specialists.

Objective: Through examples of innovative approaches for improving the steps in the Section 106 Process, the participant will be able to recognize and implement nonstandard approaches to resolving adverse effects to Historic Properties in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.