Cultural resource surveys are used to determine the presence and location of historic properties, as well as their significance. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (Section 106) requires federal agencies to consider the potential effects of projects they undertake or fund on historic properties. Cultural resource surveys are a key tool in meeting this obligation.
Our surveyors will identify and evaluate any cultural resources, including buildings, structures, objects and sites that may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. They will also evaluate the effect that a proposed project will have on those resources, including whether it would cause harm or adverse effects on them.
When a project is found to have no adverse effects on a listed property or other cultural resources, it is considered “not inconsistent” with Section 106 requirements and does not require further review by the SHPO/THPO or agency official responsible for compliance with Section 106.
You may be able to avoid time-consuming delays and expensive delays if your project is subject to NHPA review by consulting with C&S professionals who have the experience with cultural resources assessments. We will help you determine what kind of information must be gathered and evaluated during the process, as well as how this information should be presented in order for it meet the criteria set forth by the NHPA.