UpcomingPAEP Webinar – August 31, 2022

Historic Preservation 101

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 (Noon) Eastern

This webinar is an introduction to historic preservation within the context of federal, state and local regulatory compliance for public or private infrastructure land development projects. It will help practitioners – civil and environmental engineers, agencies, architects, landscape architects, etc. – understand the basic components of historic preservation. The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) – the basis for most compliance at the federal and state level, the Department of Transportation Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act – will be discussed. The fundamentals of determining what is historic, via the National Register of Historic Places, the processes of federal and state regulatory compliance via Section 106 of the NHPA, and the phases of archaeological survey (i.e. Phase I, II, III) will be addressed. The webinar will address working with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office and its new cultural resources portal, PA-SHARE, as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers. The discussion will conclude with local ordinances, as it is often said, “all preservation is local.” Case studies, including the recent reconstruction of the Bayonne Bridge by the Port Authority of NY & NJ, and private development projects will be presented.

Presenter:    Robert J. Wise, Jr. joined Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc. (RGA) in 2015. As Principal Senior Architectural Historian, Bob provides direction in the areas of historic resource protection planning, research and site analysis, and regulatory compliance.  Mr. Wise exceeds the qualifications set forth in the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for an Architectural Historian [36 CFR 61]. He has been professionally active in historic preservation for nearly 30 years and holds a Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation (University of Pennsylvania: 1993) and a Master’s of Management and Business Administration (Penn State: 1993). He is a 1981 graduate of Dickinson College. From 1997 to 2015, Mr. Wise served as the Principal for his own firm, Wise Preservation Planning LLC. Under his direction, the firm successfully prepared 30 National Register nominations and provided preservation planning services throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. From 1993 to 1997 Mr. Wise was Senior Planner, Historic Preservation at the Brandywine Conservancy’s Environmental Management Center in Chadds Ford. Here he drafted the Historic Preservation section of the Center’s Environmental Management Handbook, a local planning tool used by municipalities throughout Southeast Pennsylvania. Mr. Wise serves on several historic-related boards and is chair of the West Vincent Township Historical Commission.

 Registration Deadline: August 26, 2022.

Note: Registration is for one entrant. Any other individuals who would like to join this session are required to complete their own registration forms. The registration fee is set per person, not per connection.

PAEP Members – Webinars are free to current members but you will still need to register.

Non-Members – the fee for the webinar is $20 per person.

Registrants will be sent an email, closer to the event date, providing information on how to join the webinar.

“The purpose of the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals is to promote environmental education, research, planning, assessment, review, and management through the formation and operation of a nonpolitical multidisciplinary professional society.” The content of our webinar series is not developed by PAEP, but by the presenters themselves.


  • August 31, 2022
    August 31, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Details Price Qty
2022 Current PAEP Member $0.00 (USD)  
Non-Member $20.00 (USD)