Cultural Resource Management (CRM)

Cultural Resource Management (CRM), also called "historic preservation" or "heritage management," is the theory and practice involved in the management of "cultural materials" or "heritage."  As the only African American owned and operated CRM firm, FLMA offers a special perspective on the theory and practice of this vocation.

FLMA is well versed in federal laws impacting historic preservation, including the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as well as other federal and state laws.

FLMA provides a full range of CRM and historic preservation services and expertise including:

  • Maritime Archeology, including the study of shipwrecks, submerged terrestrial sites, and aircraft
  • Historic preservation training in and with minority communities FOR minority communities
  • Ethnographic research
  • Public outreach and process facilitation via public meetings as required by law
  • Cultural tourism development, with a focus on minority populations.
  • Data recovery investigations
  • Section 106 compliance
  • Monitoring
  • Archaeological assessments and evaluations
  • Mitigation plans
    • Data recovery plans
    • Monitoring plans
    • Preservation plans
    • Burial treatment plans
  • Geographic information systems projects
  • Global positioning system mapping
  • Public presentations
  • Report preparation

FLMA is in compliance with National and State CRM standards including:

  • Rules of practice and procedure for the Antiquities Code of Texas
  • Chapter 6E of the Hawai'i revised statutes

NEPA & NHPA Services

FLMA has extensive experience with NEPA and NHPA compliance required for survey project management, research methodology, fieldwork, analysis and correspondence with local, state and federal  historic preservation departments.  FLMA supports your compliance needs in a variety of areas, including:
  • Preparation of environmental documents
  • Preparation of cultural resources documents and agreement documents
  • Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments, specializing in Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impact Analyses
  • National Register nominations
  • Survey and planning grants
  • GIS capability

Construction Monitoring

FLMA provides construction monitoring services to help clients comply with permit conditions and regulatory requirements for projects in sensitive natural and cultural resource areas.  Services include field monitoring, compliance reporting and environmental education programs for construction crews.  FLMA's archaeologists work with clients to avoid “hidden” resources in order to minimize costly construction delays.

Researched-Based Anthropology with a Business Edge

FLMA’s principals are applied anthropologists engaged in cutting-edge research.  As a member of the private sector, FLMA understands the need for quality work under deadline conditions, as well as the need for qualified minority historic preservation professionals working in the private sector. With FLMA, you no longer have to ask "do they 'get' it?" We get it.