Heritage Research Services has assisted in projects for both federal and municipal agencies.
Jonathan M. Wainwright VA Memorial Medical Center
Heritage Research Services performed archaeological monitoring, mitigation and report preparation beginning in 2011 and continuing through the present for the Residential Recovery Unit, Out Patient Clinic and associated utilities at the Jonathan M. Wainwright VA Memorial Medical Center (JMWVAMMC). JMWMCVAMC is on the grounds of the third U.S. Military Fort Walla Walla. This work was subcontracted through Walsh Construction, Apollo, Hanks Constructors, O’Neill Electric, Architects West, and Anderson Perry and Associates.
City of Walla Walla Road Construction
Performed archaeological survey, monitoring, mitigation and report preparation for road construction projects for the City of Walla Walla between 2010 and 2013 including 13th Avenue, 13th Avenue Stream Crossing, Edith and Carrie Street, Whitman Street, and the Dalles Military Road and Myra Road projects. This work involved documentation of 19th and 20th century archaeological sites.
Between 2012 and 2016, we assisted DOE-RL and its prime contractor, Los Alamos Technical Associates, through the Section 106 process in coordination with a NEPA environmental assessment for the conveyance of several thousands of acres out of federal ownership. HRS provided:
- historical background research,
- historical map analysis and mapping with ARCGIS,
- systematic pedestrian survey, site recording,
- in-field artifact recording, subsurface testing, and a research design,
- assistance with tribal consultation,
- National Register recommendations and adverse effect determinations,
- and preparation of a survey report and contributions to sections in the EA and the memorandum of agreement.
Riverfront Park, Spokane
In collaboration with the Spokane Tribe of Indians Preservation Program, since October 2015 HRS has conducted historical research presented in an assessment of archaeological potential for potential upgrades to Riverfront Park (available on the Spokane City-County Historic Preservation Office website) and co-led archaeological subsurface explorations, site recording, and a survey report for the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation.
Heritage Research Services provided monitoring for a project known as Bridge to Bridge. This was a habitat restoration project located near Lowden in Walla Walla County, Washington. The work for Bridge to Bridge included removal of an existing levee and excavation of stream banks and beds in order to create log jams for a new levee.
City of Walla Walla Upgrades
In the summer of 2014 Heritage Research Services was subcontracted by Anderson Perry and Associates to conduct historical and archival research, survey and testing, and report preparation for a stormwater improvement project. Investigations took place in a city block that was the location of Walla Walla’s Chinatown from the 1890s to the 1910s. We compiled information from city directories, federal censuses, and Sanborn maps in order to shed light on this lively area. The final technical report is available to download here.
Other City of Walla Walla upgrade related projects include archaeological monitoring of geotechnical drilling investigations and conducted archaeological survey for HDR Engineering, Inc.