CEMML’s cultural resources team offers expertise in managing the finite and non-renewable elements of cultural heritage. Our highly experienced team includes professional archaeologists, architectural historians, historic preservation specialists, GIS analysts, landscape architects, and indigenous consultation specialists.
Cultural Resources Management Services
Core Cultural Resources Services
- Management planning and technical support to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state legislation
- Antiquities Act
- National Historic Preservation Act
- Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
- Archaeological Resources Protection Act
- Regulatory expertise, including support, coordination, and documentation.
- Survey, inventory, recordation, and evaluation of archaeological sites, historic buildings, sites, structures, objects, and landscapes.
- Creation and updating of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans.
- Tribal coordination, consultation, and collaboration, including Installation Tribal Relations Plans and identification and documentation of Traditional Cultural Properties.
- In-theatre cultural heritage training for the U.S. Armed Forces.
Historical Resources and Cultural Landscapes
- Historic building and cultural landscape surveys, inventories, and documentation.
- National Register and National Historic Landmark eligibility assessment and nominations.
- Condition assessments and treatment plans for historic buildings, districts, and landscapes.
- Inventory surveys for archeological resources.
- Archeological site mitigation and data recovery.
- Predictive modeling and resource risk assessment.
GIS/GPS/RS Technical Support
- Geographic Information System (GIS) needs assessment, planning, and implementation.
- Remote Sensing (RS) applications, including change detection analysis.
- Digital Elevation Model (DEM) development.
- GPS field data collection and data layer development.
- ESRI Story Maps research, design, and production.
As a long-time provider of natural and cultural resource management services to the federal government, CEMML accounted for over 22% of Colorado State University’s overall research spending in fiscal year 2022.
CEMML Archaeologists were investigating a site at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin when they came across nearly a dozen small lead balls spread across approximately half of the 1.5-acre site area. The lead balls were likely shrapnel from an artillery projectile fired sometime around World War I.
An article compiled by CEMML and the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch walks through the history of arrow heads found at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin and what they can tell us about the Native American peoples that utilized them.