Cultural resources are artifacts, burial sites, landforms, and earthworks associated with past human activities. Quality Services, Inc. operates with dedication to preserving and understanding our non-renewable cultural resources by investigating sites with archeological potential, conserving and interpreting historic sites and artifacts, and preserving cultures of indigenous peoples.
HISTORY & ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
Historical resources include buildings, structures, sites, districts, landscapes, and objects associated with significant people and events. In accordance with the National Register of Historic Places and the National Historic Preservation Act, our historians provide identification, evaluation, analysis, and recordation of historic properties. Quality Services, Inc.'s staff exceeds the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History and History.
Over the last several years, Quality Services, Inc. has had a number of projects that included adhering to the procedures of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA requires agencies to assess environmental effects of their proposed actions before making decisions. Quality Services, Inc. is also trained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Paleontological resources are non-renewable fossilized remains, traces, or imprints of organisms that are of paleontological interest and provide information about the history of life on Earth. Fossils tell us about environments and the ecology of the past and how it relates to our future. Laws that protect paleontological resources include the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, American Antiquities Act, National Natural Landmarks Program, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and California Environmental Quality Act. Quality Services, Inc.'s goal is to be a cost effective solution to meet these local, state, and federal statute requirements of fossil preservation laws. Services include surveys and mitigation planning to determine the extent of potential paleontological resources, site monitoring, rapid salvage, fossil identification, excavation, preparation, and curation.