HRA archaeologists conducting a survey of a pipeline route. Replica emigrant wagons at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska. HRA crew taking a short break from a pipeline route survey. Our cultural resource management surveys document historic and prehistoric features, both above ground and below ground. West entrance to Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska. Our work for the National Park Service includes archaeological investigations, administrative histories, National Register nominations, and a variety of other studies.

Celebrating 40!

In April 1974, two historians launched a consulting business in Missoula, Montana. Since then, HRA has expanded its services, established offices across the country, and built a reputation for excellence in historical research, cultural resource management, and litigation support. In 2014, we celebrate 40 years of helping clients use the past to solve present-day problems.

  • HRA provides a full range of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and Historic Preservation services to assist agencies and private companies in navigating cultural resource…

  • HRA conducts in-depth historical research in archives and repositories across the country and prepares reports, books, brochures, and interpretive content that bring this…

  • HRA helps attorneys understand and use historical evidence in briefs, motions, trial presentations, and settlement discussions.

Recent News

7.29.14 | Senior Archaeologist Lynn Compas Macdougal Celebrates 5 Years with HRA

Five years ago, Lynn Compas Macdougal joined HRA as a Project Archaeologist and a specialist in Historical Archaeology; not long into her time with us she was promoted to Senior Project Archaeologist. In her time at HRA she has contributed to our growth with clients that followed her here and by making herself irreplaceable to a number of HRA’s clients who had worked with Gail Thompson before she began to reduce her workload. Lynn has also stepped up to supervise the CRM staff in Seattle and manage and train new staff as they came on. Along the way, she has built up a long list of projects that she manages and contributes to. Happy anniversary, Lynn!

7.16.14 | Project Archaeologist Brian Herbel Celebrates 10 Years with HRA

HRA congratulates Project Archaeologist Brian Herbel on his 10 year anniversary of joining our team. Prior to beginning his regular employment with HRA in our Missoula office in 2004, Brian worked as a field crew member on a site testing project near Pomeroy, Washington, in the fall of 1998. Over the past 10 years, Brian has worked on or directed a variety of cultural resource projects ranging from pipelines in North Dakota and eastern Montana to transmission lines in Montana, Washington, and Alaska.