U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation

Part of: Society for American Archaeology 84th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (2019)

This collection contains the abstracts of the papers presented in the session entitled "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation," at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is one of the nation’s oldest federal agencies. The Corps has multiple missions, including construction of harbors, navigation improvements, erosion and flood risk management, military construction, permitting of work in waters of the U.S., and cleanup of environmental contamination in the U.S. and abroad. Due to the diversity of its missions and regional specificities, there is an equally diverse amount of work conducted by Corps archaeologists and cultural resource managers, including working with multiple stakeholders, ranging from private individuals to Federally-recognized tribes to State and Federal agencies. This session explores some of the archaeological work conducted by the Corps, including compliance with Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Government-to-Government consultation, original research, and the creation of program-specific protocols.

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  • The Cerrito Site Monitoring Study: Adaptive Management of Recreation within a Significant Archaeological Site (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeremy Decker.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. In an effort to better understand the impacts of opening recreational hiking trails near significant archaeological sites, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, has initiated a study to monitor visitor access to the Cerrito Site, an early historic Ancestral Puebloan site at Abiquiu...

  • Cleaning up History: Historic preservation at Formally Used Defense Sites (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Forrest Kranda.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Alaska District's Formally Used Defense Site (FUDS) program conducts environmental remediation of abandoned World War II and Cold War era military facilities owned by federal, state, and local parties. These FUDS properties, which are often in remote...

  • Cultural Resource Management at an USACE Research Laboratory: Methodology Development in CPP Rapid Response (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Carey Baxter. Michael Hargrave.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The CRM team at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) provides research in archaeology, Native American issues, historic buildings and landscapes as well as environmental planning. Our team provides direct technical and subject matter expert...

  • An Experimental Study on the Effects of Periodic Inundation on Surface Artifact Assemblages (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jonathan Van Hoose. Lance Lundquist.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Thousands of archaeological sites are subject to periodic inundation and wave action due to the operation of more than 600 dams owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) nationwide. We used experimental archaeology to study the effects inundation was having on surface artifact assemblages....

  • Impacts to Archaeological Deposits by Heavy Equipment and Protective Site Hardening Techniques (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne Koster.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Heavy equipment, whether from construction, agriculture, or other varied situations, can significantly and negatively affect surface and subsurface archaeological deposits, be it from direct or indirect contact with machinery. In-situ protective "site hardening" techniques have potential to mitigate...

  • Slope Armoring at Leone Bluff: A Collaborative, Landform-Scale Effort at In Situ Preservation (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Christina Sinkovec.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The US Army Corps of Engineers recently undertook a project to mitigate cumulative adverse effects to the Leone Bluff archaeological site at the Corps’ Trinidad Dam and Lake Project in Las Animas County, Colorado. The Leone Bluff site is one of two type sites for the Sopris Phase (AD 1000-1250), a...

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Section 106 – A Discussion of our Authority (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jimmy Barrera.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Regulatory Program evaluates activities that require Department of the Army authorization under various legislative authorities. The most common authority managed under the Corps’ Regulatory Program is Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. This presentation...

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Emergency Response Adaptive Management (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin Hess.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Regulatory Program is to protect the Nation's aquatic resources while allowing reasonable development through fair and balanced permit decisions. The Corps works with consulting parties to develop appropriate mitigation measures when adverse...

  • USACE St. Paul District Regulatory (Corps) Commitment to Open and Transparent Communication and Consultation with Tribes (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Nancy Komulainen-Dillenburg.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. St. Paul District Regulatory (Corps) implemented measures to build upon and improve relationships with our Tribal Nations and ensure open and transparent communication. A multi-year effort occurred in stages to assess tribal concerns and needs, and develop and share tools and materials to address...

  • What's in a Name? Agency Coordination with ANCSA Corporations as Federally Recognized Tribes under Section 106 (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelly Eldridge. Amanda Andraschko.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Consultation with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations is an integral part of the Section 106 process of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The Alaska District is unique among other districts within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in that, per the regulations, village and...

  • You’re Building What Where?: Innovation with MOAs in the Far North (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph Sparaga. Kelly Eldridge. Forrest Kranda.

    This is an abstract from the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A National Perspective on CRM, Research, and Consultation" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Alaska District conducts numerous undertakings in the Arctic regions of the United States. Many of these undertakings, such as coastal erosion protection and small navigation improvement projects, require Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) among the USACE, the...