Upcoming events

    • 05/23/2018
    • 05/24/2018
    • Suquamish, WA

    This is the 11th annual Cultural Resource Protection Summit. Since its inception, the primary goal in organizing the annual Summit has been to facilitate amongst all affected parties an open, frank discussion about the intersection between cultural resources and land use. The Summit is designed to promote collaborative cultural resource planning as an effective means of finding resolution to issues before they escalate into emotionally-charged, divisive, and expensive stalemates or law suits.

    This year, the Summit agenda includes an engaging array of cutting-edge topics that will encourage attendees to examine the benefits of a landscape approach and how it might inform workable solutions for today’s most pressing challenges to effective cultural resource protection. Topics on Day 1 will orient us to a variety of relevant landscapes, including regulatory and environmental, while Day 2 topics will address more advanced Cultural Resource Management (CRM) applications. Keynotes, panel discussions, and open discussions will highlight useful examples of the link between landscape-based CRM and responsible land use.

    ACRA's Executive Director, Marion Werkheiser, will be speaking on the federal legislative and regulatory landscape.

    Please join us at the Suquamish Tribe’s beautiful and inviting House of Awakened Culture for a two-day gathering that will help you improve your technical skills while deepening your connection to why we do this work. Leave with more tools for protecting cultural resources and sharing the important stories they tell, not to mention new allies and friends.

    For more details, review the event poster.

    • 06/14/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • GotoWebinar
    • 97
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    The views of the public are essential to informed federal decision making in the Section 106 process. The level and type of public involvement in a case will vary depending upon specific factors and should be integrated with other environmental review processes like NEPA. This webinar will review the requirements and considerations in the Section 106 regulations and explain examples of best practices. Participants will identify appropriate public involvement techniques in case scenarios.

    This webinar was designed and developed by the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. ACRA's expert providers are ACHP Program Analysts Chris Wilson and Chris Daniel. Chris Wilson joined ACHP in 2010 after serving as the Project Manager of the Historic Sites and Districts Plan for Prince George’s County, Maryland.  He has also served as a Historic Preservation analyst for both the St. Louis Heritage and Urban Design Commission and Jefferson County, Kentucky, a Historic Preservation Statewide Coordinator for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a Cultural Resource Manager at Fort Belvoir, a Curator of Buildings and Grounds for the Tudor Place Foundation, the County Planning Director for Yates County, New York and Architectural Historian for Edwards Air Force Base. Christopher Daniel, having worked in the historic preservation field for seven years, joined the ACHP in 2014 after serving as the Cultural Resource Manager at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir. At the ACHP, he serves as the Program Analyst for a variety of agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Bonneville Power Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Corps of Engineers Civil Works. He has a Master’s in Historic Preservation and a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from the University of Georgia.


    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 07/26/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • GotoWebinar
    • 97
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    This webinar is intended to provide a basic overview of ethnographic ethics and methods, as well as the history and role of ethnography within Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Increasing consultation and collaboration with descendant communities and lack of current documentation of Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs) have increased the demand for CRM ethnographic projects. With handouts and a focus on the practical application of ethnographic methods and ethical considerations in CRM, this webinar will help participants better understand how to conduct ethnographic research with integrity and ultimately improve relations with descendant communities.

    The expert providers for this session are Jessica Yaquinto and Dr. Sean Gantt. Jessica Yaquinto, MA is a cultural anthropologist and ethnographer who has 12 years of experience in Cultural Resource Management ethnography and tribal consultation. She founded Living Heritage Anthropology (LHA) in 2014 and co-founded Living Heritage Research Council in 2017. She has worked on over thirty ethnographic and tribal consultation projects with more than 45 tribes funded by a variety of tribal, private, state, and federal agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Colorado State Historical Fund, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. Jessica has worked on these projects through LHA, Dominguez Anthropological Research Group (DARG), the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA), and Northern Arizona University. Additionally, she served as ethnographer for the Cultural Resources and Tribal Programs at Grand Canyon National Park.

    Dr. Gantt is the Acting Director of Education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the Chairman of the Board for Living Heritage Research Council. After receiving his PhD at the University of New Mexico, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Brown University and Indiana University. He specializes in visual and public anthropology from ethnographic, archaeological, and documentary film perspectives in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. His dissertation focused on Choctaw lifeways and cultural preservation. He is of Choctaw descent.


    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 09/06/2018
    • (EDT)
    • 09/09/2018
    • (EDT)
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Registration for the ACRA 2018 Conference in Cincinnati is now open! Come join us September 6-9, 2018 for our annual gathering of CRM professionals and others in the preservation/planning field. This year’s conference theme is Local Voices, National Trends: Heritage Transforming Communities, highlighting Cincinnati’s place as a national leader in historic preservation at the local level and places a focus on Section 106 and CRM bringing local voices into the federal process. Our host firm is Gray & Pape

    A session schedule has been posted, and information about planned panels, add-on events, and other details are available at our Conference Page.

    Early bird rates are available until July 15th, and ACRA members and members of firms that have already purchased one registration are eligible for further discounts. As a special thank you to ACRA members, we have increased the member discount to $100 below standard registration rates. Register today!

    Rooms are available at The Netherland Hilton Hotel for the special conference rate of $129.00/night. They can be booked directly through the hotel website using the code ACRA. https://aws.passkey.com/gt/216280408?gtid=629e54059a111a0e80ba9f48c40ecc05

    For questions on the conference contact Conference Chair Kerri Barile.

    • 10/25/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • GotoWebinar
    • 97
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    Geophysical survey has become an increasingly common tool in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and is relevant to the ACRA community because it may represent an efficient use of technology to streamline National Historic Preservation Act (NRHP) Section 106 compliance. In today’s uncertain regulatory climate, ACRA firms must find ways to meet client goals using best practices, and geophysical survey may help to that end. The course will outline how geophysical survey can be used in CRM, provide clearly identified learning objectives and overviews of different methods/techniques, give baseline information on staff/equipment needs to develop an internal program, and offer case studies highlighting various applications.

    Expert providers: Shawn Patch and Sarah Lowry, both with New South Associates, Inc. (New South) will serve as presenters. Both Patch and Lowry have extensive experience with archaeological geophysical survey in CRM as demonstrated through a combination of formal education, completion of continuing education training and workshops, direct project experience related to Section 106 and Section 110 of the NHPA, peer-reviewed publications, presentations at local, state, and national meetings, and technical reports. With respect to geophysical survey, Patch has 14 years experience and Lowry has ten, and they have team-taught a field school in geophysical survey for the Tennessee Valley Authority and its federally-recognized Native American partners.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 12/06/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • GotoWebinar
    • 97
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    Large-scale federal projects and their effects to historic landscapes are challenging Section 106 participants to look beyond tried-and-true mitigation approaches. Consider ways to develop innovative ideas for resolving adverse effects in the consultation process during this webinar. The session will highlight examples of big picture mitigation strategies that focus on project-scale outcomes. Participants will have an opportunity to apply their own creativity to a situation that begs for something beyond the typical historical documentation approach.

    This webinar was designed and developed by the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. The expert providers for this webinar are Nancy Brown and Chris Wilson, and will be facilitated by Katry Harris. Nancy J. Brown, ASLA, brings a background in both Section 106 and cultural landscapes to the ACHP. A historical landscape architect, Nancy holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and has worked for the university, the National Park Service, and the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. She currently serves as the ACHP liaison to the Bureau of Land Management, where she is actively involved in energy, transmission, grazing, and off-highway travel projects. Chris Wilson joined ACHP in 2010 after serving as the Project Manager of the Historic Sites and Districts Plan for Prince George’s County, Maryland. He has also served as a Historic Preservation analyst for both the St. Louis Heritage and Urban Design Commission and Jefferson County, Kentucky, a Historic Preservation Statewide Coordinator for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a Cultural Resource Manager at Fort Belvoir, a Curator of Buildings and Grounds for the Tudor Place Foundation, the County Planning Director for Yates County, New York and Architectural Historian for Edwards Air Force Base. 

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

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