We are expert in navigating the complex cultural-resources regulatory process.
Our team is comprised of principal investigators, project managers, field supervisors, and field archaeologists. We have experts in prehistoric cultures, mining history, cultural-landscape studies, artifact analysis, archaeomagnetic dating, and archival research. We have a top-notch OSHA-compliant laboratory as well as the savvy and equipment to produce the highest standard of archaeological research.
Cultural Resources and National Historic Preservation Act Services
- Due-diligence research for land-acquisition projects
- Class I record reviews and Class III archaeological surveys
- Tribal monitor survey to facilitate Section 106 Consultation
- Cultural-landscape studies
- Agency and tribal consultation support
- Archaeological testing
- Development of data-recovery plans and
historic-properties treatment plans
- Archaeological data recovery for project impact mitigation
- Archival research
- Historic-building documentation
- Public-outreach programs
- Development of compliance documents
TRIBAL MONITORING PROGRAM
WestLand employs over 20 Native American monitors from seven tribes in Arizona and New Mexico. A primary goal of the tribal monitor program is to engage the tribes early in project development to facilitate tribal consultation under state and federal regulations. The monitors accompany the archaeological survey crews and serve as eyes and ears for their communities. They provide a tribal perspective on the sites/features identified by the archaeologists and note areas of interest that might be overlooked. Tribal monitors are supervised by tribal crew chiefs and field directors. The monitors produce reports that detail discoveries found during archaeological surveys, then communicate their findings to the elders of each tribe. This information is used in assisting tribes
with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
In addition to working with the archaeological crews, the tribal monitors also work with WestLand’s biologists to identify culturally important plants and help in species-specific surveys for threatened and endangered species.