We help our clients get their voices heard and their resources valued during federal permitting reviews pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. We advocate for location and design changes to avoid and minimize impacts of development on historic and cultural resources. When agencies permit projects that unavoidably will adversely affect historic and cultural resources, we negotiate for meaningful mitigation for the communities who value those resources.
Our firm is particularly experienced in negotiating creative mitigation agreements that put tribes, local governments, and stewards of historic places in the driver’s seat to interpret their own history and direct funds to advance self-determination. We have secured tens of millions of dollars from developers in mitigation payments for our clients, in addition to meaningful non-monetary investments in archaeology and historic interpretation.
With years of experience working with federal agencies, state and tribal historic preservation officers, and national advocacy organizations, we have deep insight into the needs and goals of the various Section 106 stakeholders before consultation even begins–giving our clients an advantage from Day 1.
Each client, consultation, and historic resource are unique. We work with our clients to craft strategies that draw on our deep understanding of the regulatory process, our community organizing and political advocacy experience, our media and public relations savvy, and our expertise in historic preservation litigation to achieve meaningful successes for our clients.
Please contact our team leader: Marion Werkheiser.