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Environmental areas - Cultural resources

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Important: The following document(s) are in Word word format unless otherwise noted.

Tools and guidance to assist in the cultural resources documentation of a proposed project.

The mission of WisDOTís environmental process and documents is to balance the stateís transportation needs with cultural resources stewardship. This area reviews Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and state assisted WisDOT transportation projects for potential impacts to cultural resources pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Wisconsin state statute 44.40 Historic Preservation and Wisconsin state statute 157.70 burial sites preservation. While the FHWA has delegated Section 106 responsibilities to WisDOT, the federal agency remains ultimately responsible for the process. In addition cultural resources reviews are conducted on rails, harbors, transit, aeronautics, and other federal/state assisted programs.

This staff works with federal, state and local agencies, tribal governments, the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and other stakeholders to ensure that impacts to Wisconsinís historic and cultural resources are considered early in the transportation planning process. Early consideration of historic and cultural resources helps preserve the stateís rich historic heritage while eliminating and reducing project delays.

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Last modified: March 5, 2015

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