Cultural Resources Consultation
The Iowa DOT, often in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, works to identify and consult with various interested parties as part of compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 (as amended).
Referred to as the Section 106 process, consultation as part of the NHPA enables various interested groups to voice their concerns about potential impacts to historic properties by Iowa DOT and FHWA projects. For example, the Iowa DOT seeks input from federally recognized Native American tribes and nations who have a historic or ancestral connection to the State of Iowa.
The Iowa DOT and FHWA also seek to involve the public in the Section 106 process. If you or your organization wishes to provide information about a historic property or act as a consulting party, please contact one of our cultural resources staff.