Video: Section 106 in 1:06

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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  1. Nicely done. This will be very useful both for NPS staff and external partners. Straight forward with minimal jargon. Would be useful to showing during public scoping meetings.


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  3. What a great short and concise description of 106. This video will be presented during one of our morning maintenance tail-gate safety sessions. Not related to safety, but an excellent informational lesson for NPS staff to broaden their knowledge.


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  6. It was mostly a good review but it did say that the NPS will follow section 106 on all land it manages. I the case of National Scenic Trails, we may manage only small portions of the entire trail though we administer the trail inn it’s entirety. We apply it on non nps land because it’s a federal undertaking. Can you clarify?

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