Historic Architectural Resources
Policies to encourage the preservation of significant historic architectural resources have been widely adopted at all levels of government, ranging from the NHPA enacted by the federal government in 1966, to state-level legislation such as CEQA, to numerous municipalities that have incorporated cultural resource ordinances into their municipal codes. Sapphos Environmental, Inc.’s fully qualified architectural historians command a thorough knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations and significance criteria for historic resources and have a track record of providing usable and defensible cultural resources surveys, assessments, and property evaluations as well as Native American, historical society, and local government agencies for Section 106.
Sapphos Environmental, Inc.’s archaeologists provide a full range of historic and prehistoric archaeological services including records searches, surveys, significance evaluations, data recovery excavations and analyses, site recordation and nominations, construction monitoring and reporting, collection management, and consultation with agency personnel. These services emphasize the development of strategies to comply with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations, including CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA Sections 106 and 110, as well as design and implementation of mitigation plans. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. combines extensive cultural resources consultation experience with state-of-the-art technology such as GIS analysis, ground-penetrating radar, and magnetometry surveys to effectively work with project proponents and to make preliminary assessments of potential cultural resources. As a result, site plans can often be developed to avoid impacts to many resources, thereby reducing overall project development costs and facilitating regulatory approvals.