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

9.02.15 | Hicks Celebrates 10 Years at HRA

Brent Hicks is celebrating his 10-year anniversary with HRA. Brent has spent several of those years building an impressive list of titles, including Senior Archaeologist, CRM Division Manager, Seattle Office Manager, Shareholder, Managing Partner of our joint venture HRA Gray & Pape, and HRA’s technical liaison to our partner firm, Northern Land Use Research Alaska. While this has created a significant challenge in updating his business cards, HRA is extremely grateful for his tireless efforts, his leadership, and his unflagging enthusiasm. Brent is often traveling from one office to the other or visiting with clients while simultaneously completing substantial project work. Many staff and clients receive his emails in the evenings and on weekends. Amazingly, he always manages to show up for these meetings prepared and enthusiastic. His energy and commitment are both contagious and inspiring.   

8.21.15 | Tarman Celebrates 5 Years at HRA

August 22 marks Research Archaeologist Sylvia Tarman’s 5 year anniversary at HRA. Sylvia’s hiring coincided with the opening of the Spokane office, where she began as Lab Supervisor for the analysis of historic artifacts collected during the Phase II investigations of the Old Boundary Townsite. Sylvia has demonstrated an incredible ability to identify characteristics in artifacts most would overlook, and reveal obscure manufacturing information from sources few knew existed. She also brings a keen eye for detail to large databases and spreadsheets. In addition to helping with research and report writing tasks for the Spokane and other offices, she has proved to be a great asset in the field—a hard worker willing to go the extra mile, and all with a positive attitude. Congratulations, Sylvia!