ARCHER CRM Partnership provides consulting archaeological services for a wide variety of clients and industries across British Columbia. We have worked on oil & gas, forestry, mining, energy and infrastructure projects of various scales.
Cultural resource management (CRM) refers to the processes and procedures used to manage, preserve, protect and conserve cultural resources in compliance with provincial regulations.
ARCHER CRM Partnership Vanderhoof Director Frank Craig Teaches Forest and Range Evaluation (FREP) Course Cultural Component - On May 30th and 31st, 2016 a good mix of First Nations representatives, licensees, consultants and ministry staff attended a presentation at the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations Terrace office followed by a field trip. The field trip consisted of a stop at National Historic site Kitselas Canyon where the group walked through 2 ancient village sites dating 5,000 and 7,000 years old. They viewed petroglyphs on the canyon rock faces, artifacts on the surface and at least 10 house pits at the second village site. The second stop was a 6 year old cutblock near Usk where over 30 large Cedar CMTs had been retained post harvest. They found taper and rectangular bark strips, test holes and wedges. The 3rd location was upstream of the Skeena West bridge where more rectangular bark strip CMTs, cache pits, trails and a hearth were examined. Photos by Aaron Benterud.