Cultural Resources & Paleontology

Delivering Responsible Environmental Solutions

Cultural Resource Management requires a unique set of disciplines and expertise to successfully navigate compliance regulations. The Cultural Resource Group at SMITH is comprised of experts in every element of those disciplines. We have extensive consulting experience with the Colorado State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and broad expertise in surveying, sampling, excavation analysis, and publication, which make us well able to address the full range of environmental and cultural resource issues facing our clients. Balancing the needs to preserve our heritage and to shape sustainable development we are able to take a project from pre-investment resource analysis to full regulatory compliance.

Encountering fossiliferous (or fossil-bearing?) bedrock strata in the Rocky Mountain Region is common because of the preponderance of paleontological remains in many different layers of bedrock. Federally funded projects or projects occurring on federal land require the protection of paleontological remains under the National Historic Preservation Act. Our Principal Investigators are highly skilled and trained to complete the necessary studies and, if needed, the necessary testing and analysis to help you obtain your Paleontological Resource clearance during the permitting process.

The SMITH advantage offers our clients a complete service solution that delivers our projects on-time, on-target, and on-budget!

Cultural Resources & Paleontolgy Services

  • SH 106 Compliance
  • Archeological Investigations and Excavations
  • Historic Resources Investigations
  • Historic Structures Assessments
  • Historic District Assessments
  • Historic Preservation
  • National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Expertise
  • Resource Distribution and Predictive Modeling
  • Resource Monitoring, Mitigation, Data Recovery and Excavation
  • National Register Nominations
  • Cultural Resource Management Plans
  • Memorandums of Agreement
  • Class I, II, and III Field Surveys, Inventories, and Testing
  • Historic Structure Assessments
  • Paleontological Studies and Reports
  • Historic Preservation
  • Excavations and Testing
  • Archaeological Lab Analysis and Curation Preparation
  • AutoCAD and GIS services