Office Manager Marie Watson Celebrates Five Years at HRA

Congratulations to Marie Watson, who is celebrating five years at HRA! Marie joined HRA in 2016 as an administrative assistant in the Missoula office. She very quickly proved herself indispensable, earning a promotion to office manager just five months into her tenure. She is well organized, proactive, and always willing to take on a new […]

Senior Historian Katherine Beckley Celebrates 15 Years at HRA

From her first day on the job fifteen years ago, we knew we had hired someone special in Katherine Beckley. Over the past decade and a half, Katherine has continually proved that initial assessment correct, demonstrating an uncanny knack for in-depth research and analysis on a variety of litigation projects ranging from environmental contamination to […]

HRA completes a History of the Columbia River

HRA recently completed for the National Park Service a history of the Columbia River from 1840 to 1870, the years that settlers traveling along the Oregon Trail poured into the Pacific Northwest. The harrowing journey along the river changed dramatically from 1840 to 1870, largely as a result of increased white settlement, development of alternative […]

HRA completes Jewel Cave National Monument Administrative History

HRA historians Jackie Gonzales and Emily Greenwald recently completed an administrative history of Jewel Cave National Monument, located in the Black Hills. Check out the full history to learn about the complicated management of Jewel Cave, the third-longest cave in the world. Jackie and Emily also co-hosted a webinar about the administrative history. To learn […]

Senior Historian Ian Smith Celebrates 20 Years at HRA

Today is Ian Smith’s twentieth anniversary at HRA! Ian joined HRA as a Research Historian in 2000. Since then, he has risen steadily through the ranks, becoming a shareholder and the manager of HRA’s History Division. In addition to being a great colleague, Ian is a trusted and successful historical expert witness, focusing on water rights […]

Vice President Brent Hicks Celebrates 15 Years at HRA

Please join in wishing Brent Hicks, Vice President of Cultural Resource Management and Principal Archaeologist, a happy 15th anniversary with HRA! Brent joined a much smaller division in 2005, with offices in Missoula and Seattle. His calm and thoughtful leadership helped to transform us into one of the largest CRM firms in the Pacific Northwest […]