The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a Federal Agency whose mission is to support the interests of our Nation by providing engineering services to improve and manage our water resources, environment, infrastructure, homeland security, and warfighting. With these responsibilities, it is important that the USACE acts as stewards to the nation’s cultural resources by complying with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and other cultural resource laws and regulations.
New South Associates has extensive experience providing cultural resource services to the Corps of Engineers and knows their permitting requirements, reservoir projects, and their procedures for compliance with cultural resource laws and regulations. We have worked extensively with the Mobile, Wilmington, Savannah, and Jacksonville Districts, as well as other districts, on a routine basis. New South Associates has been awarded Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts to provide cultural resources consulting work as prime consultants by the Jacksonville, New Orleans, Savannah, and Wilmington Districts of the USACE. We have also worked as a sub-consultant on contracts with the Fort Worth and St. Louis Districts. We have completed more than 185 cultural resource projects directly for the Corps of Engineers, and indirectly for many others where cultural resources consulting with the Corps is required as part of the permitting process. Specifically, New South has provided the Corps of Engineers with the following services: architectural surveys; HABS/HAER documentation for historic bridges; large and small archaeological surveys, testing, and data recovery projects; cemetery recovery and relocation; National Register of Historic Places nominations; and popular web sites, posters, brochures, and reports. Some examples include:
• Falls Lake Archaeological Survey, USACE Wilmington District (North Carolina);
• Archaeological Data Recovery at Site PO-29, Portugues Dam, USACE Jacksonville District (Puerto Rico);
• Lake Allatoona Archaeological Testing, USACE Mobile District (Georgia);
• Philpott Lake Archaeological Testing Project, USACE Wilmington District (Virginia);
• Cape Fear Locks and Dams 1 & 3 Historical Documentation, USACE Wilmington District (North Carolina);
• Ethnohistorical Research for NAGPRA Compliance for with the USACE Savannah District Boundaries, USACE Savannah District (Georgia and South Carolina); and
• Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Archaeological Survey Plan, USACE Jacksonville District (Florida).
Whether it is an archaeological survey for a new marina on a Corps of Engineers’ reservoir, a permit requirement for cultural resource assessment for a development along a major river, or part of the environmental documentation for reservoirs and water management, New South Associates has the experience that the Corps of Engineers demands.