CRC has worked in every region of the state. We have completed projects on federally-owned, state-owned, and private lands, including Native corporation lands. Below are a few of the notable projects we have completed.
Evaluation of the Platinum Mine Historic District, Platinum, Alaska
This ongoing project with Hanson Industries and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has included fieldwork in 2016, a determination of eligibility for the mining camp and surrounding claims, and a draft of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). CRC is now working with Hanson Industries on mitigation items, including a technical report that will be printed by the BLM, documentation of ten historic buildings, and a National Register nomination for the Platinum Mine Historic District.
Determining the Eligibility of Historic Forest Service Recreation Cabins
on the Tongass National Forest
From 2016 to 2021, CRC, in coordination with Welsh Whiteley Architects LLC, worked on a multi-year contract to evaluate the National Register eligibility of some of the 50 historic recreation cabins on the Tongass National Forest. Forest staff chose 26 cabins for evaluation. Most were A-frame, Pan Abode, or Pan Abode-like cabins, associated with the historic theme of “Forest Service Recreation Cabin Expansion from 1960 to 1971”. However, two were “Hunter” style cabins, two were larger buildings associated with the historic period of “Timber Industry Expansion in southeast Alaska”, and one was a two-story cedar shake house originally built by a private individual in a small fishing community. Of the 26 cabins evaluated, 24 were found to be eligible.
3-D Modeling and Aerial Imagery
Archaeological Investigations in the Surf Bay Archaeological District, Akun, Alaska
CRC’s work within the Surf Bay Archaeological District on Akun Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands was focused on survey, assessment, and mitigation.CRC conducted survey and testing of the Surf Bay Archaeological District on Akun Island in 2008.They returned in 2010 for data recovery excavations in the Surf Bay Landing site (UNI-104), a pre-contact period Unagan village site that was to be adversely affected by the construction of a hovercraft landing pad associated with the Akutan Airport.