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.

Making the Past Relevant

HRA provides cultural resource management, historical research, and litigation support for public and private clients across the country. Since 1974, we have been helping our 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

5.02.16 | Bialas Celebrates Milestone with HRA

Project Archaeologist Cathy Bialas is celebrating 5 years in the Portland office of HRA. Cathy worked for the Seattle office for half a dozen years before going back to school in 2006, and relocated to Portland after completing her Master’s degree at Western Washington University. Cathy has been a key component to the success of both the Seattle and Portland offices, and we look forward to many more years working together.

4.29.16 | Espeseth Retires from HRA

Karen Espeseth will retire from HRA on April 30, 2016, after 35 years as a historian with the company. She exemplifies the qualities our clients value: depth of knowledge, breadth of experience, hard work, and the continuity that comes with longevity. We thank Karen for her contributions to countless projects, and we will miss working with her.