Tribal Cultural Resources and Support
Tribal cultural resources (tcrs) are class of resources statutorily created by Assembly Bill 52 (AB 52) in 2014. In addition to creating tcrs, the enactment of Assembly Bill 52 also created a formal process for CEQA lead agencies and tribal entities to consult with one another, with the goal being to promote the involvement of California Native Tribes in the decision making process when it comes to identifying and developing mitigation for impacts to resources of importance to their culture. Sapphos Environmental Inc.’s knowledgeable professional staff provides support services to CEQA lead agencies and to municipal and county governments in order to facilitate the consultation mandated by AB 52. Other coordination with tribal entities is also sometimes warranted. Sapphos Environmental Inc. coordinates consultation between federal and tribal entities under Section 106 of the NHPA and also under Senate Bill 18.