What it is
Why is Section 106 compliance important? Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires that Federal agencies consider how their actions could impact cultural resources.
Section 106 requires the Federal government consult with State and Tribal Preservation Offices and the public about potential effects to historic and cultural resources. The Federal government must identify historic assets and assess and resolve adverse effects with the intention of protecting invaluable and precious historic and cultural resources.
Why it matters
Fulfilling our NPS mission requires compliance with federal laws. Park staff must consider how actions might impact resources preserved by the National Park Service. Starting the compliance process early leads to more information and better management decisions.
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