Facilitating Government to Government Consultation

Cultural resources compliance involves regulations at various levels of government that often include requirements or guidelines calling for consultation with Native American tribes and other community groups to ensure that input from stakeholders with investment in the cultural history of a place is heard and considered in decision making. As cultural resources management professionals, HRA understands and values tribal input on the identification and evaluation 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. HRA staff also have considerable experience coordinating with tribal cultural resources staff during the implementation of projects.

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

Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgic Superfund Site

Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Superfund Site Homestead and tailing ponds and piles near Wallace, Idaho. Copyright 2017 by Heather Lee Miller. Contracted since 2010 to Coeur D’Alene Trust (Trust), HRA has been assisting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

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...

Featured Team Members

Brent Hicks

Vice President, CRM Division Manager – Seattle Office

Brad Bowden

Vice President of Operations, 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);…


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Historic Preservation

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