Archaeological Investigation of the Gauley River National Recreation Area

Grants and Contracts Details


This study will be done in the Gauley River National Recreation Area (GARI) and is designed to: (1) establish the basis for the identification, evaluation, and treatment of its known and potential archeological resources; (2) create historic base maps detailing the park's environment, cultural geography, and physical development; and (3) support the completion ofa Developmental Concept Plan and Environmental Assessment (DCP/EA) and its integration into the broader park planning process. The methodology for the study will include the review and synthesis of information from literary sources and site records, informant interviews, and the phase I archeological survey of proposed development areas (or Area of Potential Effect, APE) totaling approximately 350 acres. The study will fulfill the requirements of the Secretary of the Interior's "Standards for Preservation Planning" included in the "Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation." It will also ensure compliance with NEPA and the National Park Service's (NPS) Cultural Resources Management Guideline (Director's Order [DO]-28).
Effective start/end date4/1/036/30/04


  • National Park Service: $20,000.00


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