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.
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.
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.
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.
This project was a blend of mitigation through site excavation and monitoring of an Unangan village prior to the construction of Henry Swanson Drive in Unalaska by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF). The project required a non-traditional excavation and extensive consultation between DOT&PF, Ounalashka Corporation, and Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska. The work required two field seasons and excavated 2,160 cubic meters of cultural material. Over 4,000 artifacts and samples were collected and eighty-eight features were identified.