Avid Core at NAEP 2021
Avid Core co-founder Amanda Roberts, PMP—together with Desireé Martinez (Cogstone Resource Management), David Boyes and Nic Frederick (DAWSON)—presented “Going Beyond the Required Checkboxes: Building Trusted Tribal Partnerships” during the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) 2021 Conference & Training Symposium from May 17 – 20, 2021.
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 3:00 – 3:30 PM ET / 12:00 – 12:30 PT
Abstract: Building the right team for environmental planning can be a complicated puzzle. It requires critical identification of priorities, continuous communication, and a shared commitment to creating an inclusive and culturally sensitive engagement process.
Presented by a group of practitioners who have created inclusive public engagement processes for several large federal projects, this session explores methods to expand beyond the typical stakeholder list and build trusted relationships with Tribal Nations. This panel discussion will provide unique perspectives from cultural resources, environmental planning, and public involvement experts. Best practices presented will include how to establish a timeline, develop outreach strategies to encourage Tribal participation, identify the appropriate contacts and how to build long-term relationships with Tribal stakeholders for lasting results.