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Thursday, September 29, 2022 
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by
Ashley E. Jones, M.A., R.P.A.
Michael Liptak, Ph.D.

Archaeological Sites Compliance
Protection of Archaeological Sites: Law and Principles
Laws and regulations protecting archaeological sites
• National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
• The Antiquities Act of 1906
• Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979
• Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
• State and local laws

Identifying and Locating Archaeological Sites Early in the Process
Sources of information
Costs and funding

Working on Archaeological Sites
Policies and procedures
Unanticipated archaeological sites
Case studies

Endangered Species Act Compliance
Ecological Rarity
Why are some species common and some are rare?
Population viability

Wildlife Regulation in the U.S. and the Endangered Species Act
Brief history of wildlife conservation in the U.S.
Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940
Endangered Species Act of 1973
The role of federal agencies (US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Fish and Wildlife Service) and state agencies
(Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency)
What triggers agency involvement

What is the difference between endangered and threatened species?
Federally endangered vs. state endangered?
What other classifications area there?
Global, federal, and state definitions
The concept of “take”
Federal actions

Case studies


Webinar Instructions
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to offer 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i) (2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Ashley Jones

Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc.

Principal Investigator/Project Manager at Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc.
Ashley E. Jones serves as a Principal Investigator and Project Manager for cultural resource projects. Her duties include preparing scopes of work and research designs, the execution of archeological permits, the management of field investigations, and reporting for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Antiquities Code of Texas permitted projects. Through her education and career, Ms. Jones has acquired extensive clearance experience on a wide-range of cultural resource projects, including artifact analyses, exploratory testing excavations, and large-scale data recovery excavations. She has completed Phase I, II and III field investigations in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, New Mexico and Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Virginia, Charlottesville and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Ms. Jones currently serves as a Board of Directors member for the Houston Archeological Society (HAS), which was founded in 1959 to understand the prehistory of the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. With HAS, she runs a public outreach and education program in northwest Harris County. She is the Diversity Chair for the Houston Chapter of WTS, an international organization that promotes the careers of women in the transportation industry.

Dr. Michael Liptak, Ph.D.

Senior Ecologist at EnviroScience, Inc.

Dr. Michael Liptak is a senior ecologist at EnviroScience, Inc, where he specializes in wetland ecology, wetland restoration, and mitigation wetland design. Dr. Liptak earned a B.S. in Biology at the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science at Ohio State University under the noted wetland ecologist Dr. William Mitsch. He has over 25 years of experience in wetlands research and consulting and is a Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America). His primary responsibilities at EnviroScience Inc. include wetland mitigation planning, wetland assessments and delineations, technical report preparation, and permitting. Dr. Liptak is a member of the Society of Wetlands Scientists and the Ecological Society of America, and regularly gives seminars on wetland issues and regulations. 

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Archaeological and Endangered Species Act Compliance in Construction Projects

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course is intended to assist design professionals in navigating the complex issues of archaeological sites and endangered species as they relate to development and construction activities. Design professionals have a legal and ethical obligation to protect archaeological sites and endangered species, and this course reviews the applicable laws, identifies the roles of the various enforcement agencies, provides guidance on identifying, locating and working on archaeological sites, and reviews useful definitions and case studies.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to review the laws and regulations protecting archaeological sites, including the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, The Antiquities Act of 1906, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, and more.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to utilize various sources of information to identify and locate archaeological sites early in the development process.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to understand the appropriate policies, procedures and practices when working on archaeological sites and examine related case studies.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to review the laws and regulations protecting endangered species, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and more.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to review definitions related to threatened and endangered species at both the federal and state level, as well as the federal, state and local agencies of enforcement.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site evaluation

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.