Most projects involving federally managed lands will require a cultural resources survey prior to the issuance of a permit. Reagan Smith Energy Solutions has vast experience performing the following cultural resources management services in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Archival & Historic Research
- Reconnaissance-level Surveys
- Phase I Cultural Resources Assessments/BLM Class III
- Phase II Site Evaluation/Nature and Extent Testing
- Phase III Mitigation and Data Recovery
Paleontological resources are the fossil or organic remains, traces or imprints of an organism preserved in the earth's crust since some time in the geologic past, such as shells, bones, diatomite beds and associated rock and soil matrices. Paleontological resources are nonrenewable and can, in some instances, be quite rare. They have the potential to inform scientists about past environments and evolution. Paleontological resources located on Federal lands are protected by several major laws, including the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 USC 1701-1782), NEPA, and various sections of Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Developers may be required to conduct surveys prior to development of final project design, consider avoidance of adverse effects, and/or take action following unanticipated discovery of fossils during construction.
Cultural Resource Surveys
Phase I/Class III and Phase II Cultural Resources Investigations are performed to identify and evaluate cultural resources that are present within a project area. Most projects involving federally managed lands will require a cultural resource survey prior to the issuance of a permit. Reagan Smith Energy Solutions is familiar with the appropriate state and federal guidelines. Please contact Monica Smith Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SHPO or THPO Consultations
The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires federal agencies to review impacts to historic and Tribal resources. The consultation authority has been delegated to the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer. Consultation with the SHPO is always recommended to determine the need for Section 106 Consultation. The proposed project may impact property listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Please contact Monica Smith Griffin at email@example.com for more information.