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Cultural Resource Management

UES has built a team of archaeologists, architectural historians, and other heritage resource specialists who understand the regulatory process and will prioritize guiding your project through the complex labyrinth of cultural resource laws – no matter where you work. We’ve built our nationwide team on a client-first,
rapid-response approach based on local expertise supported by boundless capabilities.

Our experts know your region’s archaeological and historic built environment and have the relationships with necessary agencies, tribes, and other stakeholders to shepherd your project from design to post-construction seamlessly. We are passionate about cultural resources, our valued partnerships, and our commitment to balancing project implementation and resource management.

The identification and protection of cultural resources are critical to the proper stewardship of our nation’s cultural heritage and an integral part of the environmental review process. Cultural resources may include archaeological sites, historic structures, places of religious or cultural significance, or entire landscapes.

UES’ Cultural Resource Management (CRM) program assists our clients in achieving compliance with federal preservation legislation as outlined in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

Our CRM team works with public agencies and private clients to determine the significance of these resources and, when necessary, to develop the most effective plans to preserve or mitigate impacts to them. We assist our clients by developing permit applications, project siting, identifying, and recording cultural resources, providing eligibility determinations to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and developing memoranda of agreements (MOA) to mitigate potential adverse effects to historic properties.

UES provides our clients with high-quality and cost-effective CRM consulting. We have proven success in satisfying clients and regulatory agencies. UES uses the latest technologies to increase accuracy, efficiency, and quality, including digital data collection, sub-meter accuracy GPS, and aerial drone reconnaissance services such as photogrammetry and LIDAR.

Cultural Resource Management with UES

  • NHPA Section 106 & 110 Consultation
  • NAGPRA Consultation
  • CEQA/AB 52 Support
  • NEPA Support
  • Class I Background Literature Reviews & Archival Research
  • Class II Probabilistic Surveys
  • Class III Archaeological Inventories
  • Phase I, II, & III Archaeological Investigations
  • USACE Section 404 Permitting
  • Tribal & Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO) Consultation
  • Archaeological Survey
  • NRHP Eligibility Testing
  • Data Recovery & Mitigation
  • Paleontological Studies
  • Respectful Recovery and Documentation of Ancestral Remains
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Treatment Plans
  • Material Culture Analysis
  • Cataloging and Curation
  • 3D Imaging (Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning)
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Aerial Imaging
  • Survey Grade Mapping
  • Database Development
  • Site Inventory
  • Ethnographic Interviews
  • Threat/Preservation Assessment
  • Archival Research
  • Stakeholder Consultation
  • National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Nominations
  • Expert Witness Testimony
Project Types
  • Military
  • Aviation
  • Solar & Wind Energy Facilities
  • Energy Transmission Lines
  • Transportation & Highway Development
  • Exploration & Mining
  • Geothermal Exploration
  • Construction & Development
  • Stormwater Infrastructure & Flood Control
  • Telecommunications

hundreds of thousands of acres surveyed,
thousands of archaeological sites identified,
& hundreds of satisfied clients

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