Cultural Resources Management & Tribal Coordination

Kimley-Horn is aware that considering and preserving cultural resources within the development sphere can be a challenge. Thoughtfully considering cultural resources, such as the historical built environment and archaeological sites, and working closely with affiliated communities during the environmental review process require distinctive technical expertise and a passion for heritage stewardship. Our team has the expertise to navigate these processes and balance development and preservation needs.

Empowering Communities Through Cultural Resource Services

Kimley-Horn offers community-focused services to our clients through our cultural resources management staff, who have years of experience in anthropology, archaeology, historical preservation, and the regulatory environments that govern cultural resources. Our mid-level and senior technical experts hold advanced degrees in their fields, meet Secretary of Interior Professional Qualifications in Archaeology and History, and are listed in the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

Our cultural resources management staff work closely with Tribal communities to maintain their pivotal role in regulatory processes and their own heritage stewardship. We are also well-versed in navigating the nuances of cultural resources management and other regulations under CEQA, NEPA, the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 4(f) of the National Transportation Act, the CA Health and Safety Code, and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Cultural resources management services include:

  • Phase I cultural resources inventories
  • Phase II cultural resources evaluations
  • Phase III data recovery (excavation, Historic American Buildings Survey, etc.)
  • Site monitoring/condition assessments
  • Construction monitoring
  • Cultural/historical public education
  • Tribal consultation support
  • Community outreach

Strategizing Historical and Cultural Preservation

Kimley-Horn’s cultural resources management staff are experienced in recommending and implementing preservation techniques, including research and data recovery, historic building rehabilitation and restoration, and cultural education display design. Our cultural experts also have extensive experience working within Tribal governments and are qualified to conduct oral interviews and ethnographic research and reporting.

Let our cultural resource experts support you as you navigate development challenges with respect for our diverse communities and cultural resources!