New South Associates has completed a number of projects for agencies under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of the Interior, including the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. These projects cover a wide spectrum of services. The National Park Service (NPS) is comprised of nearly 400 natural, cultural, and recreational sites and actively preserves, protects, and shares these properties as legacies for the Nation. The NPS also functions as a critical federal agency implementing historic preservation regulations and laws. New South Associates has completed numerous cultural resource projects directly for the NPS, and many others where consulting with the NPS was a partner in the permitting process. Because NPS land falls under NHPA Section 110 compliance regulations, New South Associates has performed a number of large and small archaeological surveys, testing, and data recovery projects, as well as Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and administrative histories for the NPS.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is “working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance, fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continued benefit of the American people.” These responsibilities include stewardship of the nation’s National Wildlife Refuges. New South Associates has assisted the Fish and Wildlife Service by conducting archaeological investigations on Refuge lands.
The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for managing approximately 13 percent of the land area in the United States. This includes granting mineral and grazing leases, as well as managing watersheds, cultural resources, and many other resources on their lands. Among the varied archaeological sites present on BLM-managed land are some of the finest examples of prehistoric rock art in the United States. New South Associates has completed a number of rock art recordation/preservation projects on BLM properties.
Some examples of the work New South has conducted for Department of Interior agencies include:
• Fort McHenry Moat and Drainage Features Archaeological Study, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, National Park Service (Maryland);
• Phase I Archaeological Survey of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Virginia);
• Fort Pulaski Administrative History, Fort Pulaski National Monument, National Park Service (Georgia);
• Historical and Archeological Evaluation, Fort Matanzas, National Monument, National Park Service (Florida);
• Salt River Bay EA, Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve, National Park Service (U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix);
• Yauhannah Bluff Archaeological Survey, Testing, and Data Recovery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (South Carolina); and
• California BLM Rock Art Recording, BLM California State Office (California);
New South Associates is committed to helping the Department of the Interior identify, preserve, and manage the cultural resources under its care and has the staff, knowledge, and resources to contribute to their mission to preserve our nation’s cultural and environmental heritage.