National Historic Preservation
Act Seminar

Hosted by the Wyoming County Commissioners Association
February 14, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Little America, Grand Ballroom B

10:30 a.m.
John Espy
WCCA Public Lands Committee Chairman and Carbon County Commissioner
10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
National Historic Preservation Act 101
An overview of the NHPA.  What is the NHPA’s origin and purpose?  What are the roles of state and federal agencies?  When is federal involvement required?  
Dr. Holly Norton
Colorado State Archeologist and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation and the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
What is the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation?  When and how does the ACHP get involved in Section 106?  What is “setting” and how do we determine “visual effects” in Section 106? 
Nancy Brown, FASLA
Program Analyst and BLM Liaison, Council on Historic Preservation

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Current NHPA Issues in Wyoming
What are the BLM’s regulations relating to NHPA?  What is the National Programmatic Agreement?  What is the role of the Wyoming State Preservation Officer and when does that office get involved?
Kathy Boden
Deputy Preservation Officer, BLM Wyoming
Mary Hopkins

Wyoming State Preservation Officer

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Why Tribal Consultations Matter: An Overview
What are the legal obligations for tribal consultations?  How can tribal consultations be used for common benefit?
Troy Eid

Attorney & Mediator, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Denver, Colorado
Former United States Attorney for Colorado
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NHPA: The Tribal Perspective
What are best practices for tribal consultations in Wyoming?  What should be expected when tribal consultations are required?
Wyman Weed

Tribal Elder, Eastern Shoshone
Devin Oldman
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Northern Arapaho
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Speaker Q&A and wrap-up discussion
An opportunity to follow-up with all presenters.