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Responsible management of our nation’s cultural heritage requires creative solutions that balance local, regional, and national preservation goals with the advancing needs of our modern world. In addition to our role in preserving and recording the panorama of American prehistory and history, both on terre firme and underwater, the professional staff of R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. rightfully takes pride in helping to build some of our nation’s most important infrastructure projects.

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. is an award-winning cultural resource management group with thirty four years of experience in the preservation disciplines. Our contributions in the fields of archaeology, architectural history, nautical archaeology, applied history, and cultural resource management have been recognized at local, state, and national levels and reflect our commitment to excellence in the compliance process and to preserving our nation’s heritage through the development of effective and innovative stewardship approaches.

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. offers the complete suite of archaeological, architectural, and historical services designed to meet federal, state, and local compliance requirements, and to facilitate due diligence and project planning. Our expertise is unsurpassed in conducting complex, multi-state linear studies for energy sector clients; in executing studies in secure military environments for DoD clients; and in meeting local and state compliance needs for private sector clients, municipalities, and local and regional government agencies. Our project teams draw from an experienced cadre of full-time, professional archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, GIS professionals, and supporting staff whose dedication and drive are unparalleled. Our regional offices support cultural resource studies across the Contiguous United States (CONUS); in Alaska and Hawaii; in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Bahamas; and in a number of other foreign/host countries Outside of the Contiguous United States (OCONUS).

Our professional staff is experienced in executing complex, interdisciplinary projects across the full range of the cultural resources disciplines. Our superb and fully outfitted archaeological laboratories, computer laboratories, and geographic information systems facilities, plus the complete array of remote sensing data collection and surveying instruments, contribute to our ability to mobilize quickly, to execute work fully, and to meet challenging schedules effectively and professionally.

Since our founding in 1981, we have provided our clients with sound, comprehensive, and effective approaches to the successful management of federal, state, and local compliance efforts. Our extensive services include all phases of terrestrial and nautical archaeological studies, from due diligence through mitigation; National Register of Historic Places Determinations of Eligibility; all levels of Historic American Building Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, and Historic American Landscape Survey studies (HABS/HAER/HALS) and documentation; Section 4F planning studies; National Historic Preservation Act, Sections 106 and 110, studies and compliance; development of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs), Treatment Plans, Memorandum of Agreement and Programmatic Agreements; and, assistance with Native American cultural resources issues including studies related to properties of traditional religious and cultural importance (TCPs). Our specialists also design public outreach materials such as full-color popular publications, posters, curriculum modules, and brochures, and they coordinate the development of interpretive signs, electronic media (including interactive kiosks), and museum quality displays.

Our professional staff meets or exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards. We have a nationwide presence and are well versed in all levels of legislation pertaining to the management and stewardship of our nation’s cultural resources. We provide Local Knowledge on a Global Scale. Our work has made proven contributions to archaeological, architectural, geomorphological, and historical understanding, while at the same time providing our clients with cost-effective, comprehensive, and often innovative means to compliance.

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