USDA NRCS provides design and funding support to privately owned farms and local municipalities through state and regional offices across the country. 

Because federal dollars are used in their programs, USDA NRCS must comply with applicable cultural resource laws and regulations. PAL is contracted with USDA NRCS offices in New England to provide staff training and technical services including field survey, assessment, evaluations, and protection plans for cultural resources that could be affected by USDA NRCS-supported projects.

Process & Results

PAL has visited more than 50 farms in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire to advise landowners how to recognize and protect historic properties as they make improvements to their farm operations.

These visits have promoted the conservation of cultural resources and provided training for USDA Staff, helping to meet their required professional development standards.

Client Name: 
United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS)
Project Name: 
Cultural Resources Services Across New England
Project Date: 
2006 to 2009
Project Location: 
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine