Compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 and other cultural resource and historic preservation laws has become increasingly complex and time consuming over the past decade. While evaluating cultural resources and conducting tribal consultation is usually a federal agency requirement, project proponents play a key role, and experience directly impacts the agency’s compliance or lack thereof. Historic preservation and tribal consultation considerations affect a wide variety of projects, from energy development and transmission to highways and airports. Through Holland & Hart’s network of offices, we have attorneys with the knowledge, experience, and local connections necessary to help clients in a range of industries solve complex preservation issues across the country.
Holland & Hart attorneys have handled cultural resource issues and negotiated project-specific preservation agreement documents for linear rights-of-way projects, including pipelines, electric transmission lines, railroads, and highway projects in addition to traditional mining and renewable energy projects.