The ASC team is notable for the depth of its experience and training. Senior staff members are highly experienced in the requirements for cultural resources identification, evaluation, and mitigation under federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines, such as Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), etc. We also facilitate tribal consultation, documentation, and repatriations under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and similar state legislation or directives. The ASC produces stand-alone technical reports or deliverables that are incorporated within other regulatory documents, such as Environmental Assessments (EAs) or Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs), or Department of Transportation Act (DTA) Section 4(F) documents.
But we also develop creative mitigation strategies that produce interpretive or interactive exhibits, educational packages, public outreach programs, and other forms of engagement that go beyond technical reporting. These approaches can help defray expensive excavation costs in favor of outcomes that are community and educationally oriented.