The Foundation offers on-site workshops, courses, and seminars on a wide range of historic preservation issues. Topics include compliance with federal laws and regulations, tribal consultation, and integration of historic preservation and environmental statutes. Foundation staff also assist agencies and institutions by developing and managing in-house historic preservation training programs.
Continuing Education

Completing Section 106: Resolving Adverse Effects and Preparing Agreement Documents

A continuing professional education workshop from the SRI Foundation in partnership with PNM Resources.


Date: August 22-23, 2016

Location: PNM Resources Headquarters, 414 Silver SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Time: 8:30 - 4:30

Instructor: Lynne Sebastian, Ph.D, RPA

Cost: $275.00

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This two day advance workshop on compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act will be presented by the SRI Foundation in partnership with PNM Resources. Taught by Dr. Lynne Sebastian, a former New Mexico State Historic Preservation Officer and a nationally known expert in cultural resource compliance, Completing Section 106 focuses on bringing projects to closure by resolving any adverse effects on historic properties and preparing the agreement document that completes the Section 106 compliance process.

This seminar-style class assumes that participants are familiar with the basic requirements of the law and the Section 106 regulation and have experience in carrying out those requirements. By providing an in-depth look at some of the basic issues in bringing Section 106 process to a successful conclusion, this workshop allows practitioners to raise their skills to the next level.

Combining lecture, discussion, and small group exercises with a healthy dose of creativity and humor, the workshop covers the folowing topics:

Lesson 1 - You can't get there from here unless you know where you are going - Why are we doing this? What is the point? What are we trying to achieve?

Lesson 2 - You gotta know the territory - What are the historic properties? What is going to happen to them? What can we do about it?

Lesson 3 - Does "adverse effect" mean I'm a bad person? - Findings of effect, documentation, and resolving adverse effects

Lesson 4 - Works and plays well with others - Consultation and consulting parties

Lesson 5 - Dying is easy: comedy is hard, Resolving adverse effects should be somewhere in between - Measures to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects. Creative mitigation and context-sensitive solutions

Lesson 6 - Are We Done Yet? - Negotiating the agreement and preparing the agreement document

Participants receive course notebooks and other useful information and materials.

For more information about registration or the course, contact Terry Klein at or call (505) 892-5587.

Parking will be provided to attendees and information will be provided upon registration.


FAQ: When and where are your workshops scheduled for the coming year?

We don’t schedule our workshops in some central location and expect people to pay travel and per diem costs to come to us.

Our workshops come to you!

We offer two options for arranging workshops.
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We provide on-site training for government and private sector clients.

Choose from one of our pre-developed workshops listed below or we can create a customized workshop catered to fit your organization’s needs.



We partner with government and private clients to provide training locally.

Partners receive free training!


How well do you know the current legal requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act or the National Environmental Policy Act?
Here is a fun opportunity to “Test Your Historic Preservation Strength!” (181 KB PDF)

SRI Foundation Continuing Professional Development Courses

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

This one-day workshop covers the what, who, why, and how of compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. It offers a basic understanding of Section 106 compliance and introduces such key issues as tribal consultation, coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act, and the role of agreement documents, and strategies for avoiding common problems. Continuing legal education (CLE) credits may be available for this workshop.

Download a PDF information sheet (25 KB PDF)

Section 106: Principles and Practice

This two-day workshop on compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides a more in-depth understanding of the Section 106 process, working with consulting parties, and bringing projects to a successful completion.

Download a PDF information sheet (25 KB PDF)

Completing Section 106: Resolving Adverse Effects and Writing Agreement Documents

This two-day advanced workshop is intended for practitioners who are familiar with the basics of Section 106 compliance. The seminar-style workshop focuses on advanced knowledge, solving common problems, and preparing the agreement documents that bring the Section 106 process to a successful closure.

For more information on this advanced workshop, contact Dr. Lynne Sebastian at

Working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act:
Preserving the Places that Matter

This two-day workshop for Indian tribes begins with a practical review of the Section 106 process in general and particularly as it relates to tribal concerns and issues such as tribal authority on tribal land versus off tribal land, cultural resource identification and evaluation, assessment of effects, and resolution of adverse effects, including preparation of Section 106 agreement documents. The workshop also provides practical suggestions about how tribes can make the most effective use of their opportunities for input in the Section 106 consultation process .

Download a PDF information sheet (25 KB PDF)

National Highway Institute Course on Historic Preservation

The SRI Foundation is co-teaching a National Highway Institute (NHI) course, entitled “Beyond Compliance: Historic Preservation in Transportation Project Development” (Course Number 142049). This course, developed by SRI Foundation, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc., and the University of Maryland, is designed to help transportation, NEPA, and historic preservation professionals meet the requirements of Section 106 regulations and take advantage of the flexibility and autonomy offered in the regulations. The course focuses on the fundamentals of NEPA, Section 106, and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, and provides techniques for coordinating transportation planning, project development and compliance with these three laws. The course emphasizes practical approaches for real-world situations and the importance of balancing stewardship and project delivery. Information on this course is available at the NHI website.

Technical Writing for CRM Professionals

This workshop focuses on four problem areas – problems of logic, problems of organization, problems of language, and problems of usage. In-class exercises address each of these, and the participants receive a handbook of information, tools, and hints organized around the four problem areas. After the workshop, participants work individually with the course instructor on self-paced writing exercises. These exercises have been specifically designed to develop those skills most needed when writing cultural resource management proposals and reports.

Download a PDF information sheet (50 KB PDF)


“This was a well taught class that incorporated positive participation from its members.”

“Relevant to my work, provided wealth of information, good case studies and examples.”

‘In general, the information provided in the course will be extremely useful in executing projects more efficiently and logically. The instructors’ levels of expertise were extraordinary.”

“Excellent presentations made by seasoned professionals. Strong examples which showed 'real world' application.”


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