11th Annual Cultural Resource Protection Summit
May 23-24, 2018
Living Landscapes, Living Cultures
The 2018 Cultural Resource Protection Summit marks our 11th gathering. Since its inception, the primary goal in
organizing the annual Summit has been to facilitate amongst all affected parties an open, frank discussion about the
intersection between cultural resources and land use. The Summit is designed to promote collaborative cultural resource
planning as an effective means of finding resolution to issues before they escalate into emotionally-charged, divisive, and
expensive stalemates or law suits.
This year, the Summit agenda includes an engaging array of cutting-edge topics that will encourage attendees to examine
the benefits of a landscape approach and how it might inform workable solutions for today’s most pressing challenges
to effective cultural resource protection. Topics on Day 1 will orient us to a variety of relevant landscapes, including
regulatory and environmental, while Day 2 topics will address more advanced Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
applications. Keynotes, panel discussions, and open discussions will highlight useful examples of the link between
landscape-based CRM and responsible land use.
Please join us at the Suquamish Tribe’s beautiful and inviting House of Awakened Culture for a two-day gathering that will
help you improve your technical skills while deepening your connection to why we do this work. Leave with more tools for
protecting cultural resources and sharing the important stories they tell, not to mention new allies and friends.
Day #1 Keynote – Marion Werkheiser, Cultural Heritage Partners in D.C.
We welcome Marion Werkheiser, founding partner of Cultural Heritage Partners law firm, from the “other Washington”
as she shares with us the very latest about the Federal legislative and regulatory landscape. Marion currently serves as
Government Relations Strategist for both the Coalition for American Heritage and the American Cultural Resources
The Merits of a Landscape Approach – Increasing attention is being paid by cultural resource managers to the potential
merits of a “landscape approach.” Join us for an examination of a wide variety of landscapes (e.g. legislative, educational,
environmental, linguistic, resource management, TCPs, ethnobotanical), and explore how such an approach might inform
workable solutions for today’s most pressing challenges to effective cultural resource protection.
-Early Bird Registration Now Open - Visit www.theleadershipseries.info for special rates and to
-Students: Email Mary Rossi at Mary@eppardvision.org for information about student rates!
-Go to the website and enter to win a free registration!! One award will be made in each of these
categories: Tribes, agencies, consultants, students