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Training and Educational Outreach

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation fulfills a key aspect of its mandate under the National Historic Preservation Act by encouraging and providing training in historic preservation, focusing on ACHP's authorized activities and related authorities.

ACHP's education program instructs Federal, State, local and tribal officials, applicants for Federal assistance, and contractors in the requirements of Federal historic preservation law and the Section 106 review process, which applies any time a Federal, federally assisted, or federally approved activity might affect a historic property listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Educating agency officials and other participants in the Section 106 process increases efficiency in processing Section 106 undertakings, improves consultation, and provides agency officials and project managers with information they need to incorporate historic preservation considerations and responsibilities into their planning and project implementation.

ACHP offers a two-day course, The Section 106 Essentials, for those who are new to Section 106 review or who want a refresher on the basic operation of Section 106.

The Section 106 Essentials focuses on the basic steps in the ACHP's regulations implementing Section 106, "Protection of Historic Properties" (36 CFR Part 800), and the roles and responsibilities of the various participants. It also offers practical advice on how to make Section 106 work smarter and more efficiently to resolve conflicts between development plans and historic preservation values.

In addition to sponsoring a training course, ACHP provides resource people for workshops, meetings, and conferences held by other agencies and organizations, and provides advice, technical assistance, and instructional materials to agencies and other groups with which the staff is working.

For more information on ACHP training and educational outreach, e-mail Cindy Bienvenue at

Updated August 21, 2007

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