Cultural Resources :
Federal and State Environmental Compliance

ESA has prepared national and state environmental documents for some of the nation's most complex and controversial projects that are lightning rods for legal challenge. Our approach blends sound science and technical excellence within an analytic framework that encompasses project issues. This is how we ensure legal adequacy and support agency decision-making.

Our team of archaeologists, field monitors, historians, architectural historians, ethnographers, and preservation planners prepares thorough, credible, and legally defensible documentation. We anticipate challenges early in the process by proactively coordinating with state and local preservation organizations and other stakeholders.

Specialized Services

  • Community outreach programs
  • Environmental compliance documentation
  • Environmental scoping meetings
  • Executive Order 05-05, Washington
  • Mitigation monitoring and reporting
  • National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
  • Native American, ethnographic, and archaeological studies
  • Project website; social media management and communication materials development
  • Section 106 compliance and documentation
  • Stakeholder analysis