The State Historic Preservation Office holds workshops twice a year, which are free to the public. Below is a listing of the workshops and their descriptions. If your agency would like to schedule a workshop, please contact the State Historic Preservation Office for more information.
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Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
This training is intended to provide an introduction or refresher to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). We will strive to convey the importance of the Section 106 process and to assist those who may be involved in the process in Oklahoma. Topics addressed in this presentation include the basic requirements of Section 106, the regulations which govern the process, the process for determining National Register eligibility, what constitutes adverse effects, mitigating adverse effects, and streamlining Section 106 review. This presentation will also include guidance for submitting projects for OKSHPO review. Presented by Kristina Wyckoff, Section 106 Coordinator.
Section 106 and Tribal Consultation
Jamie Lee Marks, Senior Program Analyst with the Office of Native American Affairs at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) leads a discussion on how to complete Tribal Consultation for Section 106 purposes.
Introduction to Section 106 and Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register
This workshop provides the basics about the review process in Oklahoma under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Topics include who are the participants in the process and what are their roles, identification and evaluation of historic properties, determination of effects on historic properties, and resolution of adverse effects. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for requesting the State Historic Preservation Office's comments on federal undertakings and for completing the Historic Preservation Resource Identification Form for standing structures.
Documenting Post-European Contact Archaeological Sites in Oklahoma
Guidance and best practices for documenting post-European contact archaeological sites in Oklahoma for review by the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office.
Working with the National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO's programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those involved in historic preservation at all levels of government and in the private sector. This workshop provides detailed information about what listing in the National Register means, the rights of property owners in the nomination process, the National Register criteria, and much more. Presented by Dr. Matthew Pearce, National Register Coordinator.
How to Research Your "Historic" Property
Historic properties come in a variety of contexts, styles, and types. This workshop provides helpful strategies for researching various property types. Learn about the common sources of information used for property research, including government records, architectural/construction drawings, newspapers, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, and aerial photographs. Presented by Dr. Matthew Pearce, National Register Coordinator.
How to Complete the National Register of Historic Places Form
Preparing a National Register of Historic Places nomination is not an easy task, and securing the services of an experienced consultant can be an expensive undertaking. This workshop provides a step-by-step overview of completing the nomination form that should be helpful to novices and experienced professionals alike. Receive tips for completing the form by viewing examples from recent National Register nominations. Presented by Dr. Matthew Pearce, National Register coordinator.
Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. A detailed discussion of the Historic Preservation Certification Application, Parts 1, 2, and 3 will guide owners and developers in successfully preparing the information needed for the State Historic Preservation Office to review the project and for the National Park Service to certify it.
The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
This pre-recorded workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Generally known as “The Standards,” these common-sense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether pursuing the 20% federal and 20% state tax credits for a certified rehabilitation, planning a rehabilitation project funded with federal assistance, serving on a local historic preservation commission, or rehabilitating your historic private residence, you will find the session beneficial.
The Historic Preservation Tax Credit: A Case Study
Knowing what should be in a Historic Preservation Tax Credit project submission can be daunting to the point of even knowing where to start can be overwhelming. In this workshop, we will look at an actual tax credit project that successfully went through the process and is a certified rehabilitation. We will look at the project from start to finish to what worked and what didn't work as it adhered to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
Mapping Tips for Section 106 Reviews
Best practices for illustrating project location/area of potential effect (APE) for Section 106 reviews are demonstrated. Includes a review of Public Land Survey System (PLSS) legal locations and latitude and longitude coordinates in decimal degrees, where to find this information using free and widely available applications, review of the Interactive National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and Determinations of Eligibility (DOE) map hosted on the SHPO website, and an introduction to a variety of historical map resources available online, including the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) project's TopoView website and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) General Land Office (GLO) maps.
Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Part 1 How-To
Do you have a historic property that you want to rehabilitate using the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program but don't know where to or even how to begin? Well, if you're going to do it yourself, then you start with the HPCA Part 1 application. In this pre-recorded how-to presentation, we will go over in detail what is in the form, how to fill it out, and all the other required and desired materials and documentation needed as part of the submittal. We will go over how to address properties that are already individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), properties that are listed as a contributing resource to a listed NRHP district, properties that are listed as a non-contributing resource to a listed NRHP district, and properties that are not yet listed in the NRHP.
Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Part 2 How-To
So now that you have decided to rehabilitate your historic property using the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, you need to tell us what all your project entails and you do that in the HPCA Part 2 application. In this pre-recorded how-to presentation, we will briefly go over the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, go over in detail what is in the form, how to fill it out, and all the other required and desired materials and documentation needed as part of the submittal. We will also go over some of the major pitfalls that projects can run into that could and do lead to denial.
Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Amendment, Advisory Determination, and Part 3 How-To
You've gotten your Part 2 approved and you've started work, but something has come up and you need to change something or respond to a condition. What do you do? Don’t worry, there's a form for that! In this pre-recorded how-to presentation, we will go over the Amendment/Advisory Determination form and what each of those terms means. Again, we will go over how to fill it out and all the other required and desired materials and documentation needed as part of the submittal. Great! Now that you’ve completed the project based on the approved Part 2 and any Amendment, you get to fill out the HPCA Part 3 to show us what a great job you did. In this part of the presentation, we will again go over what is in the form, how to fill it out, and all the other required materials and documentation needed as part of the submittal.