Skelly and Loy’s Cultural Resources staff understands that under the Section 106 process federal agencies and their designees need to have the potential effect that a project might have on a cultural resource assessed accurately and as early in the planning process as possible. Windshield surveys, constraints maps, and predictive models developed at the beginning of projects can identify above-ground and archaeological resources which may need to be avoided. National Register of Historic Places eligibility reports indicate the character-defining features of the resources that are needed to anticipate project effects. Most importantly, formal evaluations of effect and adverse effect clearly demonstrate the potential effects that a project will have on National Register eligible and listed resources. These reports undergo review by the appropriate agencies, provide for concurrence, and, if necessary, lead to mitigation strategies so that the project may move forward.
Skelly and Loy is a multidisciplinary office combining numerous areas of expertise. Our Cultural Resources staff works in tandem with our Section 4(f) specialists to ensure that effect and adverse effect assessments are understood when preparing 4(f) evaluations of use, making Skelly and Loy a one-stop shop for our clients.
Background Research and Context Development
HABS HAER Recordations
Historic Structures Survey
National Register Evaluations
Open End Contracts
Phase I Archaeological Survey
Phase II Archaeological Testing
Phase III Archaeological Mitigation
Public Outreach and Education