The Cultural Resources practice group at Great Northern Resources (GNR) includes professional, qualified, prehistoric and historical archaeologists, architectural historians, and historians, as well as geographic information system (GIS) practitioners with significant experience in the recordation of historic resources. Our Cultural Resources practice is headquartered in Sacramento, California with additional cultural resources staff based throughout California including the Monterey Bay area, San Francisco Bay area, San Diego county, and South Lake Tahoe. For large projects, we can easily expand our staff and services by using qualified Cultural Resources personnel from our team partners located throughout California.

GNR’s professionals are proficient in successful compliance with federal (NEPA, Section 106 of the PHPA, the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act), state (California Environmental Quality Act and AB 52), and local regulations. Additionally, we are skilled in developing plans (Archaeological Treatment and Built Environmental Treatment) and agreements (memoranda of understanding, memoranda of agreement, programmatic agreements) with federal, state, and local agencies for the treatment of historic resources. We are experienced in cultural resource studies, management, treatment and mitigation plans, and the implementation of a project from inception to completion. On all projects, we provide quality work unsurpassed in the industry.

Archeology Services: Architectural Services: Other Services: 
  • CHRIS Records Searches
  • Surveys
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Native American Consultation, Outreach, and Meeting Facilitation
  • Public Outreach
  • Traditional Cultural Properties
  • Research
  • Historical Context Writing
  • Education and Development of Cultural Resources Instruction Programs
  • Surveys
  • Evaluation of Historic Significance Eligibility
  • Predictability / Sensitivity Modeling
  • Determination of Project Effects
  • Inventory and Evaluation Reports
  • Findings and Feasibility Studies
  • NRHP and CRHR Nominations
  • Preservation Zone Identification
  • Determination of Project Effects
  • Development and Implementation of Project Effect Mitigation
  • Development and Implementation of Mitigation Projects
  • Treatment Plans
  • Phase II and Phase III
  • Construction Contract Specifications
  • Faunal Analysis
  • Building Condition Assessments
  • Lithic Analysis
  • Design Guidelines
  • Osteology
  • Historic Structures Reports (HSR)
  • Ceramic, Glass, and other Historic Material Analysis
  • Historic American Building Surveys / Historic American Engineering Reports / Historic American Landscape Surveys
  • Construction Monitoring and Construction Crew Training
  • Construction Monitoring and Construction Crew Training