Introducing Rincon’s Newly Established Cultural Resources Maritime Services!

We are excited to announce a new service for our Cultural Resources department! Rincon’s Maritime Archaeology Services brings together decades of collective experience from our Cultural and Marine Resources groups to provide the support and knowledge required to guide clients through compliance in a maritime cultural landscape. Rincon has qualified Maritime Cultural Resources Specialists who are able to provide an array of services to identify and evaluate submerged and intertidal cultural resources and assess maritime cultural resources sensitivity. From analysis of shipwrecks and submerged prehistoric landscapes through desktop analysis and underwater archaeological surveys, our team is equipped to help with projects ranging from sea level rise to lake restorations.

What We Can Do

Rincon has been assisting various clients throughout California in coastal, intertidal, and other aquatic environmental assessments for a variety of projects, including shoreline and intertidal restoration, flood and erosion control, dam and reservoir maintenance, and habitat enhancement. Rincon’s team has an array of skills and knowledge in maritime cultural resource management, including the requirements for compliance with Section 106 (including programmatic agreements and phased approaches), CEQA (CE, ISMND, and EIR), USACE permitting, and USFW Permitting.

What We Have Done

Within the County of Sacramento, we undertook the BALMD Levee Erosion Control and Habitat Enhancement Project, requiring adept management of CEQA and NEPA protocols. Our responsibilities included the preparation of a comprehensive Cultural Resources Technical Report, addressing terrestrial and submerged cultural resources to ensure seamless integration of environmental goals with regulatory compliance.

Expanding our footprint, the Moran Lake Restoration Project in Santa Cruz County highlighted our expertise in conducting CEQA-compliant cultural resources assessments. Here, we meticulously identified and addressed impacts on terrestrial, intertidal, and submerged historical resources. Furthermore, our involvement in the City of Pacifica’s 400 Esplanade Infrastructure Preservation Project demonstrated our collaborative approach with entities such as USACE and the City. This included a Section 106 Compliant Cultural Resources Assessment, focusing on maritime archaeological sensitivity and unrecorded cultural resources. These experiences underscore our commitment to skillfully navigating the convergence of environmental imperatives and cultural heritage considerations within the parameters of regulatory mandates.

To Learn More, Contact Us!

For more information about what the Maritime Archaeology Services can do for your next project, reach out to us at info@rinconconsultants.com.

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