Cultural Resource Management and compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended) can be a challenge for any project receiving Federal funding, permitting or approval. On many Federally funded projects, Section 106 compliance is the critical path within the NEPA environmental documentation process. Metric provides a broad range of services to assist clients with Section 106 compliance, including:

  • Archaeological Investigations
    • Phase I Reconnaissance Surveys
    • Phase II Site Assessments
    • Phase III Data Recovery/Site Mitigation
    • Deep Testing
    • Prehistoric/Historic Artifact Analysis
    • Artifact Curation
  • History/Architecture Resource (Above-ground) Investigations
  • Area of Potential Effect (APE) Determinations
  • National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Eligibility Determinations
  • Assessment of Effects
  • Agency and Consulting Party Coordination
  • Memoranda of Agreement
  • Cultural Resource Management Plans
  • Section 4(f) Alternatives Analysis for Historic Properties

Metric professionals meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for their respective fields, and each has direct experience completing cultural resource investigations ranging from Phase I Reconnaissance Surveys and History/Architecture Investigations for projects such as roads, pipelines, military facilities and coal mines to Phase II Site Assessments and Phase III Data Recovery/Site Mitigation on multiple resources.

In addition to NRHP Eligibility Determinations for buildings and structures, Metric provides:

  • NRHP Nominations
  • Viewshed Analysis
  • GPS/GIS Resource Mapping
  • Archival Research
  • Historic Context Development
  • Building Condition Assessments
  • Content for Informational Brochures, Exhibits, and Signage

Cultural Resources Team