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Cultural Resource Management


Lori Bigham 
CRM Program Manager
Telephone:  775-209-1056

Paul Sanchez M.A. - Archaeologist
Senior Principal Investigator
Telephone:  775-209-1056
Gregg Harmon - Archaeologist
Principal Investigator
Telephone:  775-209-1056 


GC Environmental, Inc. (GCE) is pleased to present our cultural resource management and biological resources department. Our staff has provided environmental consulting in Nevada, California, Oregon, Utah and Arizona with combined experience over 45 years.  This seasoned staff includes of archaeologists, ethnographers, paleontologists, planners, GIS analysis, archaeological field crews, wildlife biologists providing environmental analysis and recommendations. 

The professional staff have prepared hundreds of environmental and planning reports, recommendations and studies that comply with environmental regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), Native American Graves Protection Act, Section 106 compliance, Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), Native American Tribal Consultation, Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Section 7 Consultation, preparation of Section 9 incidental take permits, habitat conservation plans, wetland inventory and assessment.

Cultural Resources

  • Literature Search and Planning
  • Field Survey
  • New Site/Isolate Recordation
  • Safety/Work Interruption Contingency Plan
  • Preservation and Treatment Plans
  • Draft and Final Report Preparation
  • Quality Control Plan
  • Site Testing/Evaluations
  • Construction Monitoring and Mitigation

Our GIS personnel are proficient in utilizing ESRI GIS software used for mapping and analyzing data.  Our staff has a strong background in cultural resources and biology which allow our GIS staff to interface effectively with project managers, crew chiefs and provide insight into real time data analysis, and develop maps that provide meaningful results.  We collect spatial data to complete professional grade site maps and area of potential effect (APE) of our project.  Upon completion of a project we provide shape files in accordance with BLM standards.  An important approach to our outreach in the community is keeping close relationships with academic professionals.  We have an intern program that uses advanced study UNR students from the Anthropology Department, provides students with hands on professional experience and keeps us involved with current research technology. 

Biological Resources

  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Section 7 Consultation
  • Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Wetland Inventory and Assessment
  • Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Monitoring
  • Permit Compliance

We understand demanding schedules and our staff are accustomed to mobilizing on short notice, working under rigorous conditions, and delivering on demanding schedules.  We have a great reputation with jurisdictional agencies because we maintain constant communication throughout the project; documents are easily readable, and technically credible.