Powering Your Renewable Energy Projects to the Finish Line
A responsive and reliable cultural resource partner in your corner.
- Terrestrial Wind
- Offshore Wind
- Green Hydrogen
- Battery Storage
Risk assessment of project development area
Siting studies offer a comprehensive analysis and risk assessment and are crucial to identifying cultural resources and significant environmental challenges concerning your project. From this information, our specialists then develop protective mitigation strategies before the permitting stage begins.
During this phase, PaleoWest works closely with governing agencies, which can help promote faster turnaround times during steps involving multiple stakeholders.
These agency ties and other benefits mean siting studies are finished swiftly and with unmatched accuracy, resulting in better-quality work and less time in the permitting and construction compliance phases.
- Due Diligence and Risk Assessment
- Sensitivity Models
- Desktop Studies
- Agency and Tribal Outreach
Permitting and Licensing
Gain the necessary approvals to get going with construction.
During this phase, we aim to obtain the necessary federal, state, and local approvals for your renewable development project as quickly as possible. Our cultural and paleontological resource experts provide an agile, scalable suite of comprehensive permitting and licensing services, adapting dynamically to your current needs on a day-to-day basis and if critical moments arise.
- Environmental Clearance
- Tribal Consultation
- Ethnographic Studies
- Compliance Plans
- Architectural History
- EIR/EIS Support
- NHPA/NEPA Review
- Site Evaluation and Testing Programs
- Agency Consultation (BLM, SHPO, etc.)
Carry out any regulatory stipulations and conditions
During the construction compliance phase, our professionals draw upon tens of thousands of hours working with construction personnel, operating closely with contractors, agencies, and tribes to quickly resolve any issues, ensure adherence to cultural heritage requirements, and minimize delays and extra costs.
- Construction Compliance and Monitoring
- Tribal Monitoring
- Data Recovery and other Mitigation Programs
- NAGPRA Compliance
Leveraging Agency Relationships
Waiting on approvals can create anxiety when deadlines are looming. Thanks to our long experience, our professionals have close relationships with agencies such as the BLM and SHPOs and work closely with them on a continuous basis to reduce potential delays.
Proactive Tribal Engagement
Tribal relationships are an important part of any renewable energy development. In addition to relationships with agencies, PaleoWest also has strong relationships with numerous tribes across the U.S., making us well-placed to facilitate open discussions, direct engagement, and build understanding between your organization and Native American communities.
Pivoting in the Face of Changing Demands
Renewable energy developers sometimes encounter challenges that may create delays and extra costs unless the matter is dealt with swiftly. PaleoWest experts have seen it all, and when critical issues do arise, our team has long experience adapting quickly and deploying staff at short notice to resolve them.
Save Time and Money with the PaleoWay
We take pride in delivering better, more cost-effective work by leaning into the industry’s latest innovations. Every renewable energy project uses our unique, all-digital data system—the PaleoWay—to produce faster and more accurate deliverables, saving you time and money.
A Track Record that Speaks for Itself
For years, our nationwide team has worked to deliver smart, cost-effective approaches for renewable energy projects with a focus on responsiveness and adaptability. It’s a combination that has impressed the sector’s biggest names and solidified our reputation as a reliable partner for cultural resource management.
Riverside County Renewable Projects
Several Renewable Energy Projects Concurrently
PaleoWest drafted cultural resource monitoring plans for four renewable energy projects in southern California. At a late stage and as a condition of approval of the monitoring plans, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) required assessments of prehistoric archaeological resources under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA).
PaleoWest responded by devising a strategy to update the monitoring plans, assess the resources under ARPA, and draft a report of our findings and recommendations – all done in collaboration with the BLM and keeping the project developers informed every step of the way. Our team was able to revise the plans, assess the resources, obtain concurrence by the BLM, and mitigate the effects on all resources without jeopardizing project schedules.
The BLM and our clients were appreciative of our responsiveness and flexibility to keep projects moving forward and not miss critical milestones. The BLM commented that PaleoWest’s ability to produce a professional and quality report in such a short time was appreciated, as it made their review and decision-making process easier.
Adapting to Change and Minimizing Delays
Renewable Energy Developer
When a construction subcontractor alerted the developer about an unavoidable change in scope, a project was amended to include grading 500 acres of land in areas considered sensitive for buried cultural resources. Our team quickly mobilized additional staff, increasing the number of monitors from 5 to 12, which minimized delays, adapted to project needs, and delivered the project on time.
- PaleoWest Offices
- Commonwealth Heritage Group Offices
Fill in the form below to get in touch with one of our experts in your area.