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As infrastructure improvements increase and the CRM industry continues to grow, we as cultural resource practitioners need to be more willing to consider alternative options as a way to approach resources requiring a mitigation-level effort. With increased interest in exploring this avenue in the last few years, there needs to be more concerted efforts in our approaches. This webinar provides the opportunity to not only hear from a panel of professionals with experience on this topic but also allows for an immersive discussion on alternative mitigation strategies, experiences, obstacles, and concerns. This will allow for participants to walk away from this webinar with ideas and strategies to be used in future projects.
Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time
Lynne Sebastian, Ph.D.
Lynne is a retired Historic Preservation consultant and Southwestern archaeologist. In her long career she served as New Mexico State Archaeologist, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, and State Historic Preservation Officer. For the last 24 years before her retirement from the SRI Foundation, she taught continuing professional education courses on compliance with federal preservation laws and served as a consultant for federal and state agencies, Native American tribes, CRM firms, and private industries. She is a past president of the Society for American Archaeology and of the Register of Professional Archaeologist. In 2013 she was appointed by President Obama to serve as an expert member of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
David Clarke, M.A.
David is the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Federal Preservation Officer (FPO). As the FPO, he has agency-wide authority on FHWA’s compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. He has an M.A. and B.A. in the field of anthropology with a specialization in archaeology. David has over 20 years of experience with Historic Preservation, NEPA, Section 4(f), and Tribal Consultation in the public and private sectors.
Samantha Henderson, M.A.
Samantha Henderson is a Project Review Archaeologist at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. In her role at DHR, she serves as a lead reviewer for numerous Federal Section 106 compliance reviews and State compliance projects. Samantha has been practicing archaeology in Virginia for over 10 years. She completed her undergraduate study at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her Master’s degree in Historical Archaeology from University of Massachusetts Boston. She also conducts independent research in paleoethnobotany and the analysis of macrobotanical remains from historic plantation sites.