Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance
Environmental Studies & Permitting
Natural & Cultural Resources
When projects have the potential to affect historic properties or cultural resources, specialized experience and knowledge is critical. Through it all, our specialized teams help keep your project moving.
Our archaeologists and other professional staff bring their know-how and attention to detail to all phases of work in cultural resources — from selecting sites that avoid historic properties to obtaining historic preservation construction clearances and developing measures to mitigate your project’s impact. Our research and fieldwork help you comply with federal and state requirements.
Your projects range from new highways and bridges to the routing of transmission lines and pipelines to constructing renewable energy facilities. This often means surveying and siting in hard-to-reach areas and potentially crossing historically significant land, archaeological sites and culturally significant landscapes. These locations, known collectively as cultural resources, are important to protect — but they don’t have to get in the way of your project and your schedule.
Our archaeologists, architectural historians, geomorphologists, paleontologists and other academically and professionally trained staff help select sites and routes that avoid cultural resources while keeping your overall costs low. We understand the federal and state permitting processes and can assist you in obtaining cultural resource clearances. We can also assist you in developing measures to mitigate your project’s impact on unavoidable sites.
Among our services:
We do extensive research into the background of your project to identify red flags early in the planning stages, leaving multiple avoidance options open during the planning process. Through the use of state and federal databases, historic maps and historic aerial photographs, historic documents, soils surveys, LIDAR survey data, and other sources, we help you plan a project that will have a minimal impact on surrounding cultural resources. Above all else, we keep your project headed in the right direction.