Collaborating with Native American Tribes
ALTA is proud of the positive working relationship we've cultivated with Native American tribes. Our long term engagement with local tribes has resulted in a professional relationship based on trust and clear communication. This facilitates projects by providing tribes, agencies, and private entities a means for open dialog about project goals and stakeholder interests.
Over the past 10 years, ALTA staff have worked directly for tribal governments conducting cultural resources field surveys as part of the fee-to-trust application process with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
ALTA staff were retained to train staff members and tribal council regarding historic preservation training as part of a grant by the National Park Services and the Environmental Protection Agency to help the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians build a Historic Preservation Program for cultural resources. The training program took place over three days and development of three workbooks. Each workbook presented a compilation of statues, case law guidelines, and professional experience related to Cultural Resource Management.