Upcoming events

    • 01/28/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
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    Cultural resource management (CRM) frequently involves the evaluation of resources for their eligibility to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). CRM practitioners know there are four main eligibility criteria, and each CRM specialist tends to focus on one or another of those criteria. Although all resources should be evaluated under all four criteria, archaeologists generally focus on information values, that is, NRHP Criterion d. As our society changes and awareness increases of broader cultural values, CRM practitioners are increasingly asked to consider whether cultural resources might possess other values and thus be eligible for listing in the NRHP under criteria a, b, and/or c. Capturing those cultural values in a regulatory context can be very challenging.

    In this webinar, our expert presenters will focus on how to document what makes a place important to descendant communities or how a place might fit into the identity a group shares about a location. This often involves interviews and consultation with other groups, including Native Americans but expanding to other social, cultural, or ethnic groups’ association with a significant place. The webinar will also provide guidelines and ideas on how to capture the information, and put it in writing so an agency reviewer can understand the case for significance and agree with the reviewer or ask appropriate questions. With liberal use of case studies and examples, the presenters will explain ways to document what may seem like nebulous values to an outsider as well as “dos” and “don’ts” that will help with managing properties in a regulatory setting such as for Section 106 compliance.

    The presenters will also address some new directions in CRM compliance including tribal resource studies (distinct from consultation), and the concept of traditional knowledge. Several federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation apply the term “traditional knowledge” to the information or knowledge held by indigenous peoples and, for purposes of National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106, to the knowledge held by Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations (NHOs). Understanding how to integrate and evaluate resources under all the criteria will be an important tool in coming decades. With apologies to the Jackson 5, it really is as simple as do, re, mi if you know the regulatory “lyrics” and can harmonize to capture a story of place.

    Participants are encouraged to have a working knowledge of NHPA and NRHP vocabulary as this is not an introductory workshop and the content and presentation will assume familiarity.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    Presenters

    Shelly Davis-King

    Anmarie Medin

    Brendon Greenaway

    • 02/04/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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    With the administration change in the White House and the switch of party control in the Senate, what can you expect for the issues important to CRM in DC?

    Find out on Thursday, February 4 for a webinar that will brief participants on the take a deep dive into the current legislative environment, the outlook for the year, and ACRA's 2021 government relations priorities. 

    You will also learn how to make a direct impact on the issues you care about the most. From engaging policymakers to communicating your message effectively, you will come away with the skills you need for advocating for your business, your family, and your community. 

    This webinar is FREE for ACRA members and available to non-members for a small fee.


    Note: This webinar will occur in Eastern Time.

    • 02/20/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual


    This page will be updated with the registration link and information once available.

    • 04/19/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 04/23/2021
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    SAVE THE DATE!
    CRM Virtual Advocacy Week
    April 19-23

    The ongoing pandemic has changed how America operates in many ways - including how to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Congressional offices now heavily utilize video conferencing to connect with constituents. This means that you don't have to travel to DC just to make your voice heard!

    Join ACRA the week of April 19 for the very first CRM Virtual Advocacy Week! We’ll be meeting with Senators and Representatives to discuss issues important to the CRM industry. 

    ACRA will arrange your meetings and provide training beforehand. Together with fellow ACRA members, you will talk with Members of Congress and their staff about the most pressing CRM concerns. Meetings will be scheduled throughout the week to accommodate your schedule and those of congressional offices.

    We are still planning an in-person advocacy day as a part of the 2021 conference in Alexandria (pandemic permitting), but this offers an opportunity for more of you to make a difference for your industry and community. 

    Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to influence preservation policy at the national level. Just because you can't make it to DC doesn't mean that you can't make an impact - join us for 2021 CRM Virtual Advocacy Week!

Past events

01/20/2021 NON-ACRA EVENT: West 67th Street Artists' Colony
12/10/2020 ACRA Webinar: So you think you need a PA…
11/19/2020 “Modernizing” the NEPA Process or Returning to the Stone Age? Integrating New Definitions for Key Language in the NEPA–Section 106 Process
11/18/2020 NON-ACRA EVENT: Examining the Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Arizona Archaeology
11/12/2020 ACRA Webinar: Aerial Archaeology, Then and Now
10/22/2020 ACRA Webinar: Technical Writing for CRM: Developing More Efficient Communication
10/20/2020 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
09/24/2020 Virtual 2020 ACRA Annual Conference
08/13/2020 ACRA Webinar: Data Preservation and Access in the Digital Age of CRM
07/16/2020 ACRA Webinar: Emerging Technology for Heritage Management & Section 106 Compliance
06/15/2020 NON-ACRA EVENT: WSU Archaeological Field School 2020
06/11/2020 ACRA Webinar: Resolving Disputes in Section 106
05/28/2020 ACRA Webinar: CRM Health and Safety Programs in the 21st Century
05/20/2020 ACRA Healthcare Program Informational Webinar
05/04/2020 CANCELED: 2020 CRM Day on the Hill
04/30/2020 ACRA Webinar: Safety and Human Resources for CRM During COVID-19
02/20/2020 Harnessing the Power of the People in NEPA and Section 106 Compliance: An ACRA and NAEP Webinar
12/05/2019 ACRA Webinar: Meeting the Reasonable and Good Faith Identification Standard in Section 106 Review
10/24/2019 2019 Annual Conference in Spokane, WA
10/10/2019 ACRA Webinar: Forecasting 101
09/26/2019 ACRA Webinar: Acquisition v. Retention: Strengthening the Firm-Client Relationship
09/05/2019 NAEP Webinar (non-ACRA event): NEPA Case Law Update
07/25/2019 ACRA Webinar: Meetings for a Healthy Organization
07/25/2019 NAEP Webinar (non-ACRA event): NEPA Legislative Update with Ted Boling/CEQ
06/20/2019 ACRA Webinar: Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements
05/22/2019 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
05/16/2019 2019 CRM Day on the Hill
05/09/2019 ACRA Webinar: Accounting Basics
04/03/2019 CRM Day on the Hill: What to Expect
03/21/2019 ACRA Webinar: The Art of Negotiation and Conflict Management
01/24/2019 ACRA Webinar: Advocacy Skills for All Levels
12/06/2018 ACRA Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Section 106 Mitigation
11/15/2018 ACRA Webinar: What the 2018 Election Results Mean for CRM
10/25/2018 ACRA Webinar: Geophysical Survey for Cultural Resource Management Archaeology
09/06/2018 2018 Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio
08/16/2018 ACRA Webinar: Communications Skills for All
07/26/2018 ACRA Webinar: Ethnography Basics
06/14/2018 ACRA Webinar: Planning to Involve the Public in Section 106
05/23/2018 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
03/22/2018 ACRA Webinar: Digital Data Management and Curation for CRM Professionals
01/17/2018 FREE WEBINAR -- Preservation in the Trump Era: What Will Year 2 Bring?
12/06/2017 Proposals due for ACRA Continuing Education Presenters
11/02/2017 OLO: Secrets Revealed: Why CRM Sales Efforts Aren’t Effective…and How You Can Change this at Your Firm
10/20/2017 OLO: Hosting a Successful Internship Program
10/04/2017 OLO: Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/02/2017 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/19/2017 OLO: Indigenous Stone Features and Landscapes of the Northeast
09/07/2017 2017 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07/12/2017 Beyond Profit: Increase Value and Create a Sustainable Firm
05/18/2017 The California Environmental Quality Act: What Cultural Resource Managers Should Know about the Fundamental Process and Larger Context
04/13/2017 Occupational Wellness Among U.S. Archaeologists: A Special Preview of Study Results
02/21/2017 How to Make a Project Budget for CRM Professionals
02/10/2017 Advocacy Strategy Session (Members Only)
01/26/2017 How to Write a Great Proposal
11/28/2016 The CRM Industry in the Age of Trump
10/20/2016 Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/20/2016 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/15/2016 2016 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California
07/28/2016 Making Your Voice Heard in Election Season

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