ICF was retained to become part of the team of environmental, engineering, and construction professionals responsible for implementing air pollution control measures at Owens Lake. ICF’s role was to provide full-time cultural resources expertise.
ICF conducted a cultural resources investigation, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) survey, and technical report for Invenergy’s Vantage Wind Project. The project, to be the first permitted under Kittitas County’s Wind Overlay Zone ordinance, aims to construct approximately 55 turbines on the site.
ICF completed surveys of prehistoric and historical archaeology, historic resources, and ethnographic resources for a newly created statewide geographic information systems (GIS) database used by Caltrans to manage road improvement projects.
In compliance with Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), ICF has conducted numerous cultural resources studies at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Edwards Air Force Base is located in close proximity to Rogers and Rosamond dry lakebeds and has a high degree of both prehistoric and historic archaeological sensitivity.
ICF conducted an archaeological data recovery and excavation at four prehistoric sites discovered during preliminary Section 106 compliance work behind the Howard A. Hanson Dam. During low-water regimes at the reservoir, several archaeological sites were discovered during preliminary Section 106 compliance work.
ICF conducted a cultural resources survey of 17 miles of proposed railroad easement along an existing rail corridor. More than 60 historic properties were identified within the project’s Area of Potential Effects (APE).
ICF cultural resources staff members provide as-needed cultural resources support related to electricity circuit pole replacements, line extensions, line relocations, reconductoring, undergrounding, and substation construction throughout California.
ICF is currently supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) Missile Defense Agency (MDA) environmental program. ICF prepares NEPA documents, noise analyses, and permit applications and supports the development of policy, directives, and strategies for environmental compliance, including MDA’s environmental management system (EMS).
ICF conducted field surveys for cultural resources for BPA’s 75-mile, 500 kV electric transmission line along the Columbia River. A total of 14 archaeological sites and another dozen isolated finds were recorded and mapped using GPS.
For the last 11 years, ICF has managed the cultural resources program for the Doyle Drive rebuild project, a highly controversial, 1.5-mile corridor along the southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge though the Presidio of San Francisco, a National Historic Landmark.
ICF has been involved in three closely related projects, all located within the former Southern Pacific Railyards and Depot: Historic American Building Survey recordation of the Depot, development of design guidelines for rehabilitation of the depot, and condition assessments for nearby historic buildings.
ICF prepared the historical context statement for California’s armories, including a national context, a state socio-political context, a state construction history context, and focused contexts for pre-World War II armory construction and post-World War II armory construction.
At the request of the GSA, ICF’s architectural historians have prepared individual nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) for federal buildings, courthouses, post offices, and customhouses across the United States.
ICF assists FAA in completing the NEPA analyses required for licenses and permits for commercial space launch operations; complying with special purpose laws related to NEPA; developing NEPA analysis tools; and supporting the office’s environmental management system (EMS).