Projects that involve a federal nexus such as obtaining a federal permit, land exchange, natural resource development on public lands, timber sales, and even telecommunications require cultural resource review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The process of historic property identification, management, and preservation begins with identifying the project components and establishing an Area of Potential Effect (APE). The GMEC cultural resource management (CRM) specialists work in coordination with the lead federal agency and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to identify historic resources and the potential effect to those resources.
Our CRM specialists are familiar with federal preservation laws such as Section 106 and 110 of the NHPA, Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA) as well as state antiquity laws and agency guidelines, and Native American traditional concerns.
- Class I record reviews and background research
- Class II reconnaissance and sampling
- Class III pedestrian survey, inventory, and reporting
- Environmental Assessment (EA) reporting
- Historic property evaluations and nominations
- Site testing and mitigation
- Excavation and data recovery
- Construction and reclamation monitoring
- Artifact curation and photo documentation
- Due Diligence survey and inventory