NLURA provides cultural resource management services throughout Alaska. Since our founding in 1991, our services have expanded to include historic and prehistoric archaeology, traditional cultural properties, marine archaeology, historic built-environment inventory, Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation, historic landscape analysis, archival research, community profiles, human remains and funerary objects repatriations, oil spill response, construction monitoring, tribal consultation, and subsistence studies. We have completed over 600 projects as the sole or lead cultural resource services provider. NLURA maintains a reputation of responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, and delivery of professional products that satisfy regulatory and project permitting requirements including compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reporting requirements.
We place an emphasis on local, Alaskan hire as we staff our project and maintain connections with the University of Alaska for finding and hiring skilled seasonal labor. Over the last 25 years, we have also cultivated professional relationships with regulatory agency personnel in Alaska, including federal agencies such as Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); and state entities including the Office of History and Archaeology (OHA), Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR); as well as local Alaska Native Corporations and Tribes, boroughs, towns, and certified local governments. NLURA’s agency relationships are highly advantageous to clients; the agencies know who and what to expect when engaging NLURA on cultural resources issues and have previously approved our field methods and reports.