CULTURAL RESOURCES

Cultural Resource Services Include:

  • SECTION 106 COORDINATION
  • 4F COORDINATION
  • HISTORIC PROPERTY REPORTS
  • MOA DEVELOPMENT AND PROCESSING
  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS
  • CEMETERY PRESERVATION PLANS
  • HISTORIC STRUCTURE REPORTS + FEASIBILITY STUDIES
  • GRANT WRITING
  • NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATIONS
  • HISTORIC INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE
  • HISTORIC RESEARCH + CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM
  • GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Section 106 Compliance

SJCA staff is listed on the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) Qualified Professionals (QP) roster for Architecture and Historic Architecture. The firm’s staff includes five professionals listed on Indiana’s Qualified Professional Roster and are pre-qualified with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to prepare Section 106 documentation, both archaeology and above ground resource evaluation. The staff’s combined decades of expertise help to prepare Section 106 documents.  These experienced individuals know the NEPA process and fully understand that the Section 106 process is often the critical path to keeping the engineering plan development process on schedule.

Archaeology

Archaeology

SJCA offers archeological services. The SJCA Registered Professional Archaeologist has over 25 years of experience in the archaeological and historical fields with expertise in Archaeological Field Methods, Archival and Historical Research, and the production of Cultural Resource Management Reports. The archaeologist has directed Phase I, II, and III archaeological investigations and is a listed Qualified Professional (QP) with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology in Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology as well as History and SHPO certified in Archaeology, History, and Historic Property Surveys in West Virginia and Prehistory and Historic Archaeology in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Historic Bridges

Historic Bridges

historic preservation planning

Historic Preservation Planning

The Cultural Resource Staff has a passion for history and its preservation that is evident through our historic preservation advocacy and our commitment to preserving and enhancing historic communities. Our team provides historic preservation plans, condition assessments, and feasibility studies among other evaluation design services and documentation. The firm’s QP Staff Historians offer research and writing services, including assessing historic properties. The QP Historic Architect provides design services for historic preservation projects that meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards, and our Design Team prepares exhibition, marketing, and interpretative materials.

SJCA is under contract with the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to review Environmental & Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106) documentation as part of project applications through programs such as the Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Program (HOME). Because these projects receive federal funding through the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), the policies under NEPA and Section 106 are required. In 2019, SJCA (then Green 3) assisted IHCDA and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources – Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (IDNR – DHPA) in creating webinars (live and recorded) for applicants to understand the various IHCDA programs and processes and complete the Environmental Review Record (ERR) documentation successfully. Staff attended the 2019 Indiana Housing Conference and spoke on a panel with other panelists from IHCDA and IDNR-DHPA on these programs and processes. If you are working on an application for IHCDA or would like to know more information, please contact Karen Wood at kwood@sjcainc.com or visit the IHCDA Environmental and Section 106 Review website at the link below.  https://www.in.gov/ihcda/developers/environmental-review-and-section-106/