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Cultural Resources


Toll road in AshlandThe Oregon Department of Transportation's Cultural Resources Program seeks to strike a balance between a growing transportation system and the protection of Oregon's significant cultural history.

Major Program Areas

Historic Resources


Services Provided

Program staff aid the Federal Highway Administration in adhering to:

  • National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, section 106; and
  • Department of Transportation Act of 1966, section 4(f).

Program staff maintains a programmatic agreement with FHWA; Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and State Historic Preservation Office. This agreement outlines how ODOT handles cultural resource evaluations and determinations on all federally funded projects

Program staff:

  • Reviews all Section 106 documentation;
  • Works directly with FHWA and SHPO offices;
  • Develops Section 4(f) documentation; and
  • Conducts all Tribal consultations.

Tribal Coordination

Legislative Commission on Indian Services

Government-to-Government Tribal Relations glossary

Contact the Geo-Environmental Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 6
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3252
Fax: 503-986-3249

Program Contacts

Phone: 503-986-3309
Phone: 503-779-3824

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