Implementing AB 52: Tribal Cultural Resources for Flood Protection Projects

APA California Chapter


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. PDT

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California is experiencing a changing regulatory environment that is accommodating a diversity of people and ideas. Cities and counties are learning how to deal with a changing regulatory landscape. It is important that planners understand the AB 52 requirements so they can continue to be effective in project implementation while incorporating diversity goals in their jurisdictions. Under AB 52, effective communication and engagement with tribes will become increasingly important as California planners review and approve infrastructure projects. California recently experienced storm and rainfall events that draw attention to how we manage our flood protection infrastructure. Cultural resources, such as burial sites and midden, are typically found along levees. As such, management of flood infrastructure will involve careful consideration of tribal cultural resources while determining project impacts and mitigation. In this conference session, planners will learn not only the procedural requirements of AB 52 for all types of projects, but also learn tips about how to engage with tribal cultures that may view natural resources from a different cultural context.


Nisha Chauhan, AICP

Nisha Chauhan Environmental Planning (NCEP) specializes in CEQA environmental impact assessment. NCEP provides environmental planning, project management and coordination, and preparation of environmental technical studies for infrastructure, development, and water resources projects. Nisha has worked on several flood projection and water resources projects throughout California. Read More

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