Cultural Resource Management

Published July 27, 2018


Minimize impacts of cultural resources (i.e. historic buildings, archeological sites, and cultural landscapes) on training activities and garrison facilities by developing and implementing technologies and business practices while complying with all applicable laws and regulations. To minimize the impact of Historic Preservation compliance requirements of the mission and quickly and efficiently address and support installation mission needs.  

The Cultural Resource Management Team is a component of the ERDC-CERL’s Land and Heritage Conservation Branch. We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers who partner with DoD organizations, individual installations, and other Federal agencies in providing both practical compliance and methodological research. Our team includes career DoD civilians with varied and comprehensive backgrounds and experience in cultural resource research. We are the largest team of cultural resource professionals in the DoD and have over 25 years experience in all aspects of cultural resource management for the military. 

Areas of Expertise

Architecture, architectural history, landscape architecture, geography, urban planning, environmental planning, community planning, history, anthropology, historic and prehistoric archeology, ecology, geophysical surveys, LiDAR and 3-D scanning, and Native American issues. The CRM team meets or exceeds the professional standards for architects, historians, and archeologists outlined in the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. 

CRM Focus Areas

Application of the most current technologies and approaches for efficient cultural resource management; National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 110 surveys and Section 106 reports; National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies; Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plans (ICRMPS); historic structure reports; creation of historic contexts (local to national); HABS/HAER/HALS documentation; GIS; consultation with Native American Tribes; geophysical surveys; 3-D scanning; unmanned aerial vehicles; cultural landscape surveys and sustainable management plans; cemetery studies, maintenance and repair manuals; and built environment typologies.

Contact, 217-373-5858
Updated 25 August 2020

Land and Heritage Conservation Branch
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory | U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center


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