Consulting With Tribes

As cultural resources management professionals, HRA understands and values tribal input on the identification of historic properties and traditional cultural properties. We are dedicated to ensuring that all types of cultural resources are considered when assessing the potential effects of our client’s projects.

We provide assistance and professional guidance to agencies and private clients in formal and informal tribal consultation and communication. Our goal is always to ensure compliance with the requirements of federal and state laws and guidelines, while maintaining consideration of important tribal resources.

We offer extensive experience in the protocols for tribal consultation and government-to-government relations, the ability to answer questions that arise, and mediation services for any difficulties that may arise surrounding cultural differences.

We also provide:

  • training in tribal relations for agencies and private clients
  • assistance with the development of consultation correspondence, meetings, and field trips
  • analysis of tribal concerns and potential measures to address them.

 

Featured Projects

Miller Ranch Wind Farm

Miller Ranch Wind Farm Turbines at Miller Ranch Wind Farm project in Klickitat County, Washington. HRA conducted cultural resources investigations at the wind farm and used GIS to create buffers around cultural resources, ensuring their avoidance during construction....

Willow Creek Dredging

Willow Creek Dredging HRA conducted cultural resources investigations for the Willow Creek Dredging project in Gilliam County, Oregon. The proponent proposed to dredge the mouth of Willow Creek to eliminate flood-borne soils, but the area was known to have been...

Hancock Forest Management Road 25 Relocation

Hancock Forest Management Road 25 Relocation HRA archaeologist taking notes during survey of the Hancock Forest Management Forest Road 25 relocation project. HRA examined the proposed road alignment, located on the Upper Puyallup River, for the presence of cultural...

Featured Team Members

Brent Hicks

Vice President, CRM Division Manager – Seattle Office

Brad Bowden

President/CEO, Senior Archaeologist
Portland Office

Cultural Resource Management

Section 106, NEPA/SEPA Compliance

HRA assists agencies and private sector clients with the successful navigation of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);…

GIS/Cartography

Through integration of GPS (Global Positioning System) and GIS (Geographic Information System) into our fieldwork and deliverables, HRA gathers and disseminates highly accurate…

Historic Preservation

HRA’s specialists assist clients with a range of historic preservation services, including preservation planning; adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, restoration and conservation…