Federal agencies are required to take into account the effects of their undertakings on cultural resources*, including authorizing permits for projects funded by private entities.


ELOS has an extensive experience working with State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO), Native American Tribes, city, parish, and county governments to evaluate your needs and address impacts on cultural resources.


ELOS offers a full range of cultural resources management services that comply with Federal, State, and Local regulations including but not limited to:


  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
  • National Environmental Policy act of 1969 (NEPA)
  • Section 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation act of 1966 (NHPA)
  • Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)
  • Native Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

ELOS’ areas of expertise in cultural resources management include:


  • Section 106 Review and Consultation
  • Cultural Resources Monitoring
  • Phase I Cultural Resources Surveys
  • Phase II National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Evaluations
  • Phase III Data Recovery Excavations
  • Non-Destructive Archaeological Services (ground-penetrating radar, magnetometry, etc.)
  • Cultural Resource Studies for Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Cultural Resource Studies for Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Nominations
  • Criteria of Effect Evaluations and Consultation
  • Land-Use Histories
  • Cell Tower/FCC Compliance
  • Cemetery Unmarked Burial Identification
  • Public Interpretation of Cultural Resources Sites

*Cultural resources are physical evidence or areas of past human activity that can include, but not limited to: prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, historic buildings, cultural landscapes or any feature of significance traditionally associated to a group of people.