Dana DePietro, PhD, RPA
Associate Director, Cultural Resources
Dana has more than 16 years of experience in all aspects of cultural resources management, including prehistoric and historic archaeology, paleontology, materials conservation, history of art and architecture, and community engagement.
He is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (License No. 13517) who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for historic preservation programs in archaeology. Dana has experience in compliance with NEPA, CEQA, the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act. He has completed cultural resource projects that have involved agency, client, Native American, and subcontractor coordination; treatment plans and research design development; archival research; field reconnaissance; site testing; data recovery excavation; construction monitoring; site recordation; site protection/preservation; mapping/cartography; spatial analysis/Geographic Information System (GIS); laboratory analysis; materials conservation; artifact curation and exhibition; and report production.
Dana has completed projects in California within the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies requiring compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA. He has also completed projects throughout California under CEQA for state and local governments and municipalities, including the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and has worked with clients to ensure deliverables meet and exceed the standards set by the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP).
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