ESA’s archaeologists provide critical thinking and measured analyses to guide project planning, permitting, and construction compliance. We bring experience and practical application to cultural resources evaluations to ensure technical excellence and regulatory compliance.
Our experts regularly conduct site investigations, assess the historic significance of resources, identify potential impacts, and plan effective mitigation strategies that emphasize avoidance, establishment of protective buffers, and documentation of lost or altered resources if necessary.
Related specialties and services:
- AB 52 compliance
- Collaboration with descendant communities
- Cultural resources avoidance plans
- Cultural resources management plans
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
- Geoarchaeology and geospatial analysis
- Mitigation solutions
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 compliance
- Native American and archaeological studies
- Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Compliance
- Public interpretation for cultural resources
- Real-time data collection systems
The Cooper-Molera Adobe is one of the most important remaining representations of the Mexican Republic and early American eras in California. Visitors from around the world tour the Adobe, part of the Monterey Old Town National Historic Landmark District.