The 60-plus years of experience offered to you by Bolton & Menk has taught us that cultural resource management is a vital component to virtually any planning process. Whether responding to historic preservation issues, environmental protection, the concerns of Native Americans or anything in between, Bolton & Menk is prepared to guide you through the maze of potential pitfalls facing you and the successful completion of your project.
Cultural resource management is most effectively achieved when it is considered from the outset of a project rather than in response to a conflict that arises mid-project. The Bolton & Menk Cultural Resource Management Team will work closely with you to assess the unique circumstances of your particular project and make recommendations for ensuring compliance with any local, state and Federal laws and regulations.
- Permitting & Compliance Guidance
- Background Review & Planning
- Archaeological Survey & Identification
- Site Evaluation & Mitigation
- Artifact Inventory & Analysis
Bolton & Menk has recruited top-notch archaeologists to play a crucial role on the Cultural Resource Management Team. The vast majority of states throughout the nation require a licensed archaeologist to examine archaeological resources and an architectural historian to examine historic buildings. We conduct cultural resource surveys to unearth all potential issues that could be affected by your project. Some states also require cultural resource reviews on public land and Bolton & Menk has significant expertise in this area as well.
With experience ranging from Legacy grants to municipal airports; from state highway corridors to wastewater treatment facilities; from rural agricultural development to windfarms, there isn’t a project in the field that the Bolton & Menk team cannot handle. We also deal with state and city parks as well as nature, bicycle and walking trails.
The Federal government has established several regulations that require attention for a vast array of projects. Perhaps most notable among them are those that are part of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), requiring Section 106 reviews for federal projects, including projects that use federal permits, funding and land. In addition, the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) has numerous laws under its umbrella that trigger cultural resource reviews.
Among the federal agencies where Bolton & Menk professionals have extensive experience are:
- Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
- Department of Commerce
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- National Park Service (NPS)
- Rural Development Utilities Program (RDUP)
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Why Choose Bolton & Menk for Cultural Resource Management?
Cultural Resource Management is a potentially volatile component of any project. When strategically considered and properly planned it can spell the difference between catastrophe and success. As one of the preeminent engineering firms in the Upper Midwest, Bolton & Menk understands the cultural resource landscape unlike any other firm. Our blend of technical expertise, an understanding of regional issues, and an appreciation for the sensitivity and emotions tied to cultural concerns uniquely qualify us to help you achieve your desired outcomes.