ACI provides cultural resource management services that cover a wide range of areas.
Through these services, we help build a team to fulfil the needs of all clients, and we bring in specialists for geophysical surveys, faunal analysis, and specialized artifact analysis, as needed. This team is led by our senior staff, which meets and exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Qualifications for professionals working in the field of historic preservation. Our services play a key role in the environmental planning phase of construction projects, including roadways, residential development, re-development, utilities, and natural resource extraction, as per local, state, and federal regulations.
ACI services are designed to comply with Section 106 of the NHPA as it requires cultural resources to be taken into consideration during the planning of federally funded, permitted, and mandated projects by the Army Corps of Engineer (ACOE), NASA, US Forest Service, Homeland Security, and other agencies.
ACI is experienced in:
- Consultation between state and federal agencies, and the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), to determine each project’s Area of Potential Effect (APE) and known cultural resources within and adjacent to the APE
- The development of survey strategies to identify archaeological sites, historic structures, and other cultural resources in the APE
- Recording site features and structures for various inventory forms and evaluating eligibility per National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) criteria.
- Analysis of artifacts and preparation for curation at a federally-approved facility
- The preparation of a draft and final report describing the project’s results and recommendations.
"I would like to thank you and ACI for the wonderful work you have done during the Section 106 consultation process and for all the information that you provided to SHPO. Job well done!"
- ES, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard Seventh District, Bridge Administration Branch