Project leaders and their assistants, Regional Office program managers and staff, and other Refuge, Realty or Ecological Services staff involved in management activities affecting the identification and protection of cultural resources.
Summary and Objectives:
During this course you will explore various topics connected to historic preservation and cultural resource management as they relate to Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) lands and property. The course introduces concepts and responsibilities such as compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the importance of tribal consultation to historic preservation and the goal of using our cultural resources to better explain the world we seek to protect.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the steps necessary to comply with the National Historic Preservation Act and be informed about other cultural resources laws.
- Learn the importance of managing historic buildings and museum collections.
- See the potential of interpreting cultural resources for the public.