Other Events

April 8, 2015

National Preservation Institute sessions on NEPA and the impact of renewable energy development on cultural resources are held April 8-10.

The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. The 2015 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is available at www.npi.org.

Advance registration rate available February 27, 2015
Seminar held in cooperation with the
National Park Service, Intermountain Region, and
the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division

NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
Santa Fe, NM — April 8-9, 2015

Learn about environmental impact analysis, cultural resource management, and historic preservation responsibilities and relationships. Assess practical applications for effectively integrating the analyses required by the National Environmental Policy Act, related environmental regulations, and the National Historic Preservation Act. An agenda is available at www.npi.org

Renewable Energy Development: Impacts on Cultural Resources
Santa Fe, NM — April 10, 2015

Identify the impacts and effects that large-scale renewable energy development, such as solar and wind power, geothermal projects, and corridor development may have on cultural resources. Understand the infrastructure systems required and review approaches for identifying resources. Discuss the legal and consultation requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Explore the time frames and options for addressing impacts on cultural and natural resources. An agenda is available online at www.npi.org.

Instructor. Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA

LA CES. These seminars meet the criteria for programs in the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System and participants will receive 6 PDH HSW each day.

Registration. A registration form is available at www.npi.org/register.html. The advance registration rate is available through February 27, 2015.

Location: location announced upon registration
Contact: Jere Gibber Executive Director National Preservation Institute P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313 703/765-0100; 703/768-9350 fax info@npi.org; www.npi.org

May 1, 2015

Archaeological Society of New Mexico Annual Meeting, May 1-3

Please visit website for annual meeting updates and deadline for Call for Papers.o

Location: Sagebrush Convention Center, Taos
Contact: Albuquerque Archaeological Society; www.abqarchaeology.org; www.facebook.com/abqarchsoc

June 2, 2015

Preserve America Youth Summit at Chaco runs June 2-5

Appliocations open to New Mexcio and Colorado middle and high school students through April 24 (see Calendar posting)o

Location: Chaco sites
Contact: youthsummits@conservationlegacy.org

August 6, 2015

2015 Pecos Conference, August 6-8

Each August, archaeologists gather under open skies somewhere in the southwestern United States or northwestern Mexico. They set up a large tent for shade, and then spend three or more days together discussing recent research and the problems of the field and challenges of the profession. In recent years, Native Americans, avocational archaeologists, the general public and media organizations have come to speak with the archaeologists. These individuals and groups play an increasingly important role, as participants and as audience, helping professional archaeologists celebrate archaeological research and to mark cultural continuity.

First inspired and organized by A.V. Kidder in 1927, the Pecos Conference has no formal organization or permanent leadership. Somehow, professional archaeologists find ways to organize themselves to meet at a new conference location each summer, mostly because they understand the problems of working in isolation in the field and the importance of direct face time with colleagues. To make progress with objective science and with other cultural matters, books and journal articles are important, but one still must look colleagues in the eye and work out the details of one's research in cooperative and contentious forums.

Open to all, the Pecos Conference remains an important and superlative opportunity for students and students of prehistory to meet with professional archaeologists on a one-on-one informal basis to learn about the profession, gain access to resources and to new research opportunities, and to test new methods and theories related to archaeology.

Location: near Mancos, Colorado
Contact: www.swanet.org/2013_pecos_conference/contact.html; Kimberly Spurr, Principal Organizer Supervisory Archaeologist/Bioarchaeologist, Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001