Cultural Resource Management Plans

Cultural Resource Management Plans (CRMP), sometimes referred to as Historic Property Management Plans (HPMP), are used by agencies, municipal governments, and private companies responsible for the management of historic properties to integrate historic preservation planning into their operational and management planning framework.

PAL has assisted numerous federal, state, and local agencies in the preparation of standalone documents or as integral pieces of other environmental documents.

CRMPs are often developed with involvement from other interested parties, which may include local citizens, Native American tribes, and regulators.

Cultural Resource Management Plans generally:

  • Describe historic resources present within the project area
  • Define operational and preservation goals and priorities
  • Provide a mechanism for integrating the plan with other planning documents
  • Identify project effects and mitigation/management measures for historic properties
  • Establish procedures for conducting subsequent identification and evaluation studies in advance of new projects or in the event of unanticipated discoveries
  • Provide a schedule for the implementation of plan activities.
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