Albion works throughout California, primarily in the Bay Area, Central Coast, Central Valley, Sierra Nevada, and northeast California. Albion’s cultural resources team has proven expertise in regulatory guidance, Native American consultation, planning documents, resource inventories, evaluations, data recovery mitigation, and construction monitoring. Additionally, we have specialists in the fields of prehistoric archaeology, historical archaeology, and Native American consultation.
Our natural resources team specializes in wildlife assessments, mitigation, and compliance monitoring. Our natural resources team is especially experienced working with avian species. The Albion team enjoys working closely with clients on small projects and also has the capacity to manage and staff large scale efforts.
Regulatory Compliance, Planning, and Native American Consultation
Albion guides clients as they navigate the complex world of environmental review and cultural and natural resource management. Albion’s staff has built working relationships with many agencies and tribes, and can develop strategies to support project goals. The Albion team has experience working under federal, state, and local authorities. This allows us to develop streamlined approaches to the often convoluted task of planning mitigation programs for cultural, tribal, and natural resources.
Inventory, Evaluation, and Mitigation
Albion staff conducts archaeological and biological fieldwork to identify resources, evaluate their significance and sensitivity, and mitigate potential impacts. Albion has learned that early resource identification, carefully constructed significance assessments, and clear mitigation plans all contribute to a successful project. Our staff knows the resources. We understand how to apply federal and state laws and regulations, and are technically trained to mitigate project impacts.
Environmental review usually concludes with a plan to minimize the adverse effects of a project through construction monitoring. Over the past two decades, we have learned that efficient and successful monitoring programs require experienced staff to quickly address discoveries during construction. All of our monitors are trained and equipped to identify and fully document resources in the field using standard techniques such as drawings, written descriptions, photography, and maps. They are also well versed in decision criteria so problems can be solved quickly in the field and they know when to consult with senior staff.