Applied EarthWorks’ Fresno office lies in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Its central location serves clients throughout the middle and southern valley, Sierra Nevada foothills, and western ranges. Dr. Mary Baloian, Principal Archaeologist and President, leads a qualified staff of archaeologists and historians to provide regulatory and technical expertise in support of CEQA and Section 106 compliance. The Fresno team provides services for projects of modest size as well as larger, complex projects requiring many years of sustained effort. They are the leading experts on the history of the valley’s extensive water conveyance systems having recorded and evaluated the significance of multiple waterways for a number of local irrigation and water storage districts.
The Fresno office also serves as corporate headquarters for financial and administrative operations and is the central hub for report production and graphic design.
Hemet Office: Originally opened during development of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Eastside Reservoir Project in western Riverside County, Applied EarthWorks' Hemet office and laboratory facilities are ideally situated to operate as a base for projects throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San Diego, Kern, and Imperial Counties. Senior staff have focused their professional interests on the cultural resources of Southern California, from the coastal regions through the inland valley, offering regulatory expertise in support of CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 compliance, including Native American consultation. Our well-qualified and diverse staff provides cultural resource management of prehistoric and historical archaeological sites and historical structures, as well as ethnography, paleontology and GIS services.
Historical Program: Based in Applied EarthWorks’ Hemet office, the Historical Program provides comprehensive historical resource management and preservation services throughout California. Led by Principal Historical Archaeologist M. Colleen Hamilton, our staff has expertise in urban archaeology, historical material cultural analysis, architectural history, and historic preservation in addition to HAZWOPER training. We have completed projects in urban areas including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara as well as the rural countryside of southern and central California. Past projects ranged from large scale testing/data recovery programs to the management of built environment resources such as the Colorado River Aqueduct. Historic preservation efforts include monitoring of building restoration and design review, while architectural history services include HABS/HAER/HALS documentation and compilation of National Register nominations. The office maintains a large laboratory that provides analytical services in both prehistoric and historical archaeology.
Applied EarthWorks' Lompoc office offers the full range of cultural resource services to clients in Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas. Clayton Lebow, Principal Archaeologist, Ann Munns, Principal Archaeologist, and Dr. Eric Nocerino, Senior Archaeologist, direct the staff in the Lompoc office, who focus on the company’s active on-call contract with Vandenberg Air Force Base and clients south to Ventura. Laboratory facilities in Lompoc provide processing, technical analysis, and temporary curation of project collections.
Applied EarthWorks' San Luis Obispo office offers the full range of cultural resource management to clients in the California Central Coast region. Led by Managing Principal/Principal Archaeologist, Erin Enright, our San Luis Obispo team performs cultural resource investigations north to Santa Cruz and east to the San Joaquin Valley. Principal Archaeologist Barry Price is a well-known expert on cultural resource management laws and regulations, including CEQA, NEPA, NAGPRA, and Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA, among others. Principal Scientist, Dr. Diane Douglas, is also affiliated with our San Luis Obispo office.
Our Pasadena office is ideally located to provide comprehensive cultural resource management and historic preservation services to the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Dr. Amy Ollendorf is the Managing Principal of the Pasadena office and Paleontology Program Director. Our office and laboratory facilities also serve as the base of operations for Applied EarthWorks’ paleontology program. Our paleontology preparation laboratory is well equipped for a variety of uses, including matrix washing, microfossil picking, and fossil specimen preparation and repair. It also provides secure space for the temporary housing of paleontological collections.
Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Applied EarthWorks’ Albany, Oregon, office serves clients in a broad geographic area encompassing Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Clayton Lebow, Principal Archaeologist, provides project management and expertise in both prehistoric and historical cultural resources. This comprehensive coverage provides convenience and coherent management of cultural resource projects for our Pacific Northwest clients.