Section 106 Essentials is an 8-hour course - presented in two four-hour sessions over two days -- for anyone interested in an overview of the Section 106 review process. The course is particularly helpful for managers/decision makers and early-career cultural resources practitioners from federal agencies, State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations, applicants in the Section 106 process, and others. This course focuses on applying the vocabulary and principles of the Section 106 review process in real-world scenarios. Small group exercises and knowledge checks will also help participants in the course to:
- Define common terms in Section 106 reviews,
- Apply the four-step Section 106 review process to example federal undertakings from your own experience,
- Practice identifying consulting parties and planning to involve the public,
- Identify strategies to avoid adverse effects, and
- Discover the ways to conclude Section 106 reviews.
All courses are taught by ACHP staff with significant practical experience managing Section 106 cases and developing program improvements.