Tips & Tools for Environmental Review – LIVE BROADCAST

This is the online broadcast for our live workshop at Mill Valley, California. You will receive continuing education units for your attendance, so long as you log in to the webinar for the period of time for which you'd like to receive units (90 minutes, three hours, or six hours - it's up to you). You will need to self-report your continuing education units, however. You may drop in and leave at any time, but you will only receive credit for the period of time you attend. The brodcast is between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Certificates of attendance are available for an added nominal fee. Upon registration, you will receive an agenda for sessions.


How does a planner ensure a smooth environmental review path for historic properties? What due diligence should developers or architects do to ensure a surprise-free entitlement process? This one-day workshop looks at best practices and toolkits for navigating the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other local regulatory tools such as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones and Design Review.

You will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of the entire CEQA process, including pitfalls, dos and don'ts, and effective public consultation. Learn about the recently enacted AB52, which requires Native American consultation for projects that potentially impact traditional cultural or archaeological resources. This workshop will focus on regional regulations and case examples.

You Will Be Able To...

  1. Determine what an historic resource is under CEQA and which thresholds require further study
  2. Identify the start-to-finish CEQA review process from initial study, to EIR, to mitigation.
  3. Properly consult with tribal groups under CEQA consistent with AB52
  4. Develop adequate and defensible mitigations measures that meet the public's needs and address impacts to historic resources


  • Florentina Craciun, AICP, Environmental Planner, Michael Baker International
  • Terrie Robinson, General Counsel Native American Heritage Commission
  • Roger Moore, Esq., Land Use Attorney
  • Susan Lassell, MA, Architectural Historian, ICF International
  • Antero Rivasplata, AICP, ICF International
  • Other speakers to be announced!