Section 106/NEPA/Large/Corridor Projects

State and federal historic preservation laws require government agencies to consider the effects of their projects on historic resources through the Section 106 Review process, which applies to all projects that receive state or federal funds, permits, and licenses.  Many of these projects also fall under the National Environmental Policy Act.

By identifying historical resources and understanding their significance early on, a project’s potential adverse effects may be avoided, reduced, or mitigated. Typically, Preservation Company takes projects from their beginnings with the identification of historic resources, on to Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register and finally to the production of mitigation for those projects that adversely affect historic resources. Preservation Company often works on geographically large projects that involve the consideration of many (in some cases hundreds or thousands) of historic resources to inform decisions regarding where and how to proceed with a project.

 

During its more than thirty years, Preservation Company has been involved in much of the major transportation and corridor-related preservation work in New Hampshire. In many cases a particular issue --- for instance, the bottleneck at a bridge crossing or the need to expand a right-of-way -- will involve Preservation Company in an assortment of projects involving many types of work products spanning many years of effort.   Most often Preservation Company documents resources on state inventory forms and on state historic documentation forms (see Products section).