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Cultural Resources

GSRC cultural resources professionals provide a wide range of cultural resources management services to Federal and state agencies, as well as private and commercial entities throughout the United States. GSRC’s staff members have directed cultural resources projects in 23 states and the Caribbean. This geographic span has allowed GSRC’s cultural resources staff to develop a broad range of experience in cultural resources in a variety of landscape conditions and cultural settings across several regions of North America. This experience has also provided an opportunity for GSRC’s cultural resources staff to work with a variety of land management agencies, State Historic Preservation Offices, tribal governments, local governments, local historic societies, and public interest groups, and gain valuable hands-on knowledge of the various Federal, state, and local regulations, concerns, and interests essential to each location. GSRC has completed hundreds of call orders under a variety of Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), Environmental Technical Services (ETS), and Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contracts for the U.S. Air Force (Air Force), U.S. Navy (Navy), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Border Patrol (USBP). Most importantly, the vast majority of GSRC’s clients are repeat clients. This is evidence of their continual satisfaction with GSRC’s Responsiveness, Innovation, and Best Value in the support and production of high-quality cultural documents.

The cultural resources program at GSRC provides clients with innovative, efficient, and cost-effective solutions to achieve project goals while preserving our cultural heritage and meeting Federal, state, and local compliance regulations. GSRC’s cultural resources staff members meet the qualifications specified in the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards (Federal Register, Vol. 48, No. 190, Thursday, September 29, 1983, pp. 44738-44739), and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (43 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 7), and conduct themselves according to the professional and ethical standards of the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

GSRC offers a full array of cultural resources capabilities including archaeological investigations, historic architectural services, museum support, curation services, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) summary and inventory services, collection and document stabilization measures, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) services, and historic studies in support of cultural resources investigations. GSRC archaeologists possess unsurpassed qualifications and experience in providing cultural resources data collection and analyses for Federal and state agencies, as well as private and commercial entities.

GSRC has the logistical and technical support to conduct a project of any size. The cultural resources staff has a fully equipped laboratory that can provide expert analysis and interpretation of historic and prehistoric artifacts. GSRC has light water craft, trucks, vans, and other equipment needed to meet a particular project’s logistical requirements.

GSRC provides the following cultural resources services:

  • Intensive archaeological identification surveys
  • NRHP eligibility testing of archaeological sites
  • Data recovery excavations of archaeological sites
  • Architectural/Built Environment Surveys
  • Architectural/Built Environment NRHP Evaluations
  • Historic Landscape Documentation
  • Recording and Preparation of National Register nomination documentation for historic properties
  • HABS/HAER Documentation
  • Development of Architectural Design Guidelines and Maintenance Plans
  • Preparation of Agreement documents including Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs), and Programmatic Agreements (PAs)
  • Preparation and implementation of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs)
  • Preparation of exhibits in support of cultural resource programs including interpretive displays, brochures, Powerpoint presentations, and videos
  • Analysis, evaluation, and preparation for permanent curation of archaeological collections
  • Archival research

The following are recent examples of representative cultural resources projects completed by GSRC’s Principal Investigators and archaeologists.

  • Phase I Cultural Resources Survey of Approximately 6,200 Acres for the Conservation Branch, Cultural Resources Program, Fort Polk, Vernon, Sabine, and Natchitoches Parishes, Louisiana
  • Archaeological Testing and Data Recovery at England Air Park, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Target Disturbance Zone Archaeological Evaluation, Nellis AFB
  • Phase I Archaeological Survey of 1,100 Acres at NS Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
  • Historic Resources Evaluation (Built Environment) at NS Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (150 resources)
  • Phase II Archaeological Evaluation of Site 8ES1050 at NAS Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida
  • NAS Pensacola Phase I Archaeological Survey, Escambia County, Florida
  • Cultural Resources Investigation for Proposed Drilling at the Wellesley Island Border Patrol Station, Jefferson County, New York
  • Historic Resources Evaluation (Built Environment) at NAS Kingsville Kleberg County, Texas (90 resources)
  • Historic Resources Evaluation at NAS Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida (75 resources)
  • Archaeological Survey of 1,000 Acres at NAS Kingsville, Kleberg County, Texas
  • NAS Meridian Phase II Archaeological Evaluation of Sites 22LD693 and 22LD697, Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • Implementation of the Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan/Programmatic Agreement Provisions at NSA Panama City, Bay County, Florida
  • Phase I Archaeological Survey of NAS Whiting Field, Santa Rosa County, Florida
  • NAS Whiting Field Historic Resources Evaluation (Built Environment), Santa Rosa County, Florida (78 resources)
  • NAS Kingsville, Phase I Archaeological Survey/Historic Resources Evaluation, Kleberg County, Texas
  • Fort Hunter Liggett Cultural Studies 2013
  • Rio Grande Valley Remote Video Surveillance Systems Project Phase I Cultural Resources Surveys
  • Cultural Resources Studies (Historic American Building Survey on the Reynolds House, Reynolds House Interpretive Exhibit, Hood Army Airfield [HAAF] Historic Landscape History Report, and HAAF Historic Landscape Interpretive Exhibit) for Fort Hood, Texas

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