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The 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.
Program staff aid the Federal Highway Administration in adhering to:
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
Active list: Qualified Cultural Resources Consultants
Qualified Cultural Resources Consultants have completed required training, within the past two years, certifying the consultant to provide cultural resource documentation for ODOT's Statewide Transportation Improvement Projects or other projects using federal funding.
Important changes to ODOT Cultural Resources Consultant Qualification Program:
Legislative Commission on Indian Services
Government-to-Government Tribal Relations glossary
ODOT conducts government-to-government consultation as mandated by ORS 182.162. With regards to FHWA-related projects, FHWA remains responsible for consultation with Tribes and retains its government-to-government relationship; however, FHWA does rely on ODOT’s established tribal coordination process.
Archaeologists consult with all nine of the federally-recognized Tribes in the state of Oregon as well as with federally-recognized out-of-state Tribes that have an interest within Oregon.
ODOT’s government-to-government policy promotes and enhances these relationships through programs that include Tribal involvement in the development and implementation of transportation projects and other activities that may affect Tribal lands, resources and interests.
Websites for Tribes in the Northwest
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