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Our Services

PaleoWest delivers professional archaeological, ethnographic, paleontological, and historical resources consulting services for a wide variety of market sectors, including land development, energy, communications, transportation, federal government, military, and tribal agencies.

We provide meticulous, creative, and cost-effective services that get projects wrapped up faster. Explore the sections below to find out more about the range of services we offer to help your projects run smoother, faster, and on budget.

Primary Services

  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION, TESTING, AND DATA RECOVERY
  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLIANCE MONITORING
  • PALEONTOLOGICAL STUDIES
  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYS AND DOCUMENTATION
  • ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY SURVEYS AND DOCUMENTATION
  • HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDING SURVEY / HISTORIC AMERICAN ENGINEERING RECORD DOCUMENTATION
  • NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES EVALUATIONS
  • CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT COMPLIANCE
  • NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT COMPLIANCE
  • NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT COMPLIANCE / SECTION 106 (36CRF800)
  • ETHNOGRAPHIC CONSULTATION
  • TRIBAL CONSULTATION
  • TRIBAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE SUPPORT
  • EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY
  • NATIVE AMERICAN GRAVES PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION ACT COMPLIANCE
  • LOW ALTITUDE AERIAL IMAGING AND MAPPINGS
  • GROUND PENETRATING RADAR AND OTHER REMOTE SENSING STUDIES
  • CEMETERY STUDIES
  • DATABASE DEVELOPMENT
  • VIRTUAL REALITY
  • 3D MODELING
  • CREATIVE MITIGATION
  • NATURAL RESOURCES STUDIES AND DOCUMENTATION

Cultural and Heritage Resources Management

Accurate inventorying, detailed evaluation, and careful maintenance of valuable cultural and heritage resources – with strict adherence to local, state, and federal policies and requirements.

We provide cultural and heritage resources consulting services to help you plan your project around archaeological sites, historic properties, traditional cultural properties, and other cultural and heritage resources constraints.

Our extensive experience and connections with regulatory agencies and tribes allow us to navigate our clients around potential pitfalls and ensure that projects run smoothly and on track.

Archaeology

Archaeological surveying, excavation, testing, and monitoring using cutting-edge technology to deliver projects with greater accuracy, in less time.

Our world-class archaeologists blend scientific expertise with their strengths as professional consultants to effectively and efficiently guide clients through the regulatory process. We typically start with archival research, then move to field surveys, and then, if necessary, conduct subsurface testing to assess impacts. These studies are documented in reports that are concise, clear, and accessible.

Our expert team meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards under archaeology (as defined in 36 CFR 61). We hold all applicable state and federal permits and licenses to perform work across the United States. Given our large staff and geographic distribution, we’re poised to get to work for you anytime and anywhere and for as long as you need our support.

Our Archaeology services include:

  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYS
  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS
  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL TESTING AND DATA RECOVERY
  • COMPLIANCE MONITORING

Delivering the Impossible

Leveraging our signature PaleoWay digital workflow system, we were able to meet a deadline for Vintage Partners in Tucson, Arizona, that would previously have been impossible.

The field component of the land-development deal, which lay in direct conflict with a federally regulated prehistoric archaeological site, was slashed from 18 weeks down to just 10 weeks.

Architectural History

Using state-of-the-art technology combined with the latest advances in research methodology and historic preservation for unmatched historical evaluations.

We assist our clients with detailed historical evaluations of the built environment, including residential structures, historic districts, commercial buildings, farmsteads, industrial complexes, bridges, water conveyance structures, and military installations.

Our expert team meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards under history and architectural history (as defined in 36 CFR 61).

Our Architectural History services include:

  • HISTORICAL PROPERTIES EVALUATIONS
  • CEQA/NEPA COMPLIANCE
  • SECTION 106 COMPLIANCE
  • BUILT ENVIRONMENT ANALYSIS
  • HISTORICAL STRUCTURE REPORTS
  • HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLANS
  • HISTORIC CONTEXT STATEMENTS
  • PUBLIC OUTREACH
  • ARCHIVAL RESEARCH
  • MILLS ACT
  • HISTORICAL PROPERTIES SURVEYS AND ASSESSMENTS
  • HISTORICAL PROPERTIES MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
  • HABS/HAER DOCUMENTATION
  • MITIGATION PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
  • NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LANDMARK NOMINATIONS
  • SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR’S STANDARDS COMPLIANCE

We are committed to providing the best quality deliverables on time and within budget

Paleontology

Our staff skillfully guide clients through an assortment of federal-, state-, and local-level laws and ordinances governing the treatment of paleontological resources.

We assist clients by efficiently and effectively meeting project goals and schedules by providing technical and regulatory expertise combined with our unrivaled all-digital data capture and processing techniques that save our clients time and money.

Our Paleontology Services include:

  • CONSTRUCTION MONITORING
  • IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN SUPPORT OF NEPA, CEQA, OR OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
  • MITIGATION PLANS
  • FOSSIL SALVAGE
  • MUSEUM RECORD AND LITERATURE SEARCHES
  • GIS MAPPING OF PALEONTOLOGICAL SENSITIVE AREAS
  • GEOLOGICAL AND PALEONTOLOGICAL FIELD SURVEYS AND ASSESSMENTS
  • GEOLOGICAL MAP REVIEWS
  • FOSSIL CURATION

Construction Compliance

Providing world-class support to your team to ensure you’re compliant with all permits, mitigation measures, and licensing requirements during construction of new developments.

Our staff regularly support clients from initial baseline studies right through the construction process by providing pre-construction worker training, developing mitigation monitoring plans, and working side by side with construction personnel to see clients’ project through to ribbon cutting.

Our construction monitors are polite, professional, prepared, and work safely with our construction team partners to monitor sensitive resources and expedite any discoveries during the construction process. We know construction and we keep your project moving forward and on track.

PaleoWest is at the forefront of technical innovation in cultural and heritage resources management

Innovation and Technology

Using state-of-the-art technology and the latest trends in research and historic preservation to ensure maximum efficiency and that our clients’ compliance needs are met.

Our teams are leading the way in archaeology, employing a customized database system and carefully selected suite of applications that fieldworkers carry on smartphones and tablets. Photographs, forms, and locational data are managed in a central database, where staff in the field and office can work together on data sets using applications with simple and intuitive user interfaces.

Databases instantly generate agency-specific forms and reporting documents for final delivery to our clients. The PaleoWay system streamlines data collection, eliminates rework and error, and produces report-ready data from the start, significantly reducing report preparation, production, and post-production times.

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