Tribal Consultation

  • Tribal Perspectives on Cultural Resources and the NEPA Process

    On May 3rd, come hear Jewel Touchin, a Logan Simpson archaeologist and ethnographer, discuss her journey as a Navajo woman in the world of archaeology, perspectives on transportation planning, and her experience with cultural resources and the NEPA process.

    Join us to learn more about:

      • Tribal diversity
      • The importance of tribal consultation
      • How that fits into NEPA including examples of current projects

    When: Thursday May 3,
    2018, 11:30 am – 1 pm

    About the Speaker: Jewel was born and raised in St. Michaels, AZ, on the Navajo Nation. She is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and an Arizona State University alumna. She has more than 24 years of experience as an archaeologist in the Southwest.

  • Contract Win: Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project

    The Bureau of Reclamation has selected Logan Simpson Design to provide programmatic agreement program management (PAPM) services for the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project (NGWSP). The NGWSP is a major infrastructure project that once constructed, will convey a reliable water supply from the San Juan River to the eastern section of the Navajo Nation, southwestern portion of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, and the city of Gallup, New Mexico. The project will include approximately 280 miles of pipeline, several pumping plants, and two water treatment plants. By evaluating the adequacy of cultural resources studies, distributing information to parties of the programmatic agreement, and coordinating field visits and tribal consultation meetings, LSD’s cultural resources team will assist Reclamation in achieving  federal agency compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.