Mastering CEQA Compliance and Mitigation for Historic Resources

This special online program, will occur all day from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; however, your registration includes access to all recordings and handout materials, as well as 6 CEUs included, including Legal & Ethics credits for the AICP and the AIA.

The California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) mandates the evaluation and mitigation of adverse environmental impacts on mandatory, presumptive, and discretionary historic resources. What is commonly overlooked is the diversity of historic resource types/typologies that are subject to CEQA consideration, evaluation, and mitigation. This workshop will discuss a variety of historic resource types such as buildings, structures, objects, and sites as well as archaeological resources. Discussion on traditional cultural properties and tribal resources will also be presented using a CEQA context. We will learn how to approach identifying and evaluating various resources and appropriate mitigation measures that can be used to protect them through CEQA mitigation. The workshop will also focus on the key provisions of CEQA and important current case law concerning its implementation for historic resources.

Speakers include: 

  • Matthew Teutimez, Tribal Biologist, Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians, Kizh Nation
  • Tina Bucuvalas, Ph.D., Director, Florida Cultural Resources, Inc.
  • Susan Brandt-Hawley, Esq., Attorney-at-Law, Brandt-Hawley Law Group
  • Don Dooley, Planning Services Manager, City of Whittier
  • John Dietler, Ph.D., RPA, Vice President, Southern California & Pacific Islands, SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Amy Minteer, Esq., Partner, Chatten-Brown Carstens & Minteer LLP
  • Katie Horak, Principal, Architectural Resources Group

You will be able to...

  1. Expand on common perceptions of historic resources for effective CEQA implementation.
  2. Understand the diversity of historic resources in the environment and appropriate mitigation measures that should be considered for various historic resources.
  3. Find effective historic preservation mitigation measures critical for CEQA compliance.
  4. Understand critical CEQA provisions and case law decisions applicable to historic resources.