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Lower Your Risk: Taking the Mystery out of Cultural Resource Management

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Padilla Bay Reserve, Mt. Vernon
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What threatens cultural resources and what protects them? This one-day workshop will help you feel more confident and competent in managing the risk associated with cultural resources on any project with a cultural resource component.

In this training, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Who, How, What, and When of tribal consultation or coordination;
  • Identify the 4 key components needed to fulfill your obligations under Section 106, Executive Order 05-05 and SEPA;
  • Learn which WISSARD Essentials are critical to know;
  • Understand how to kick off Section 106 consultation and what it looks like when you are done;
  • What to do if human remains are found on your project;
  • How to select a Cultural Resources Management professional, including evaluating scope and budget, evaluating the final report, and being aware of best practices.

Real-life scenarios from the instructor and insights from a tribal representative add richness and depth to this training.

(6 CM credits)

Lunch is provided.

Instructor: Kelly Bush is the Founder and President of Equinox Research and Consulting International Inc. (ERCI). She has three decades of archaeology and cultural resource management experience and has cleaned up disasters on small to large projects here in Washington State. She is now dedicated to averting cataclysmic costs to projects and damage to our precious heritage resources. Working with dozens of state and federal agencies, Kelly helps to facilitate legal solutions between tribes, engineers, architects, funding agencies, landowners, and Washington State’s Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. In its 16th year, ERCI is an industry leader in ethics and professional standards and in Tribal coordination and consultation.  Kelly received a BA in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, and has taught archaeology in both classroom and field-school settings at Western Washington University in Bellingham, where she received her MA.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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