What Do the Cultural Resource Surveys Involve?
The survey team will walk the premises and conduct visual observations to identify cultural resources. Any identified resources will be recorded using hand-held computer tablets, notes, forms, drawings, photographs, and GPS coordinates. Pin flags might be used to mark identified resources during recording but will be removed before leaving the study area. No artifacts will be removed from the property. In certain circumstances, to identify the boundaries of an identified cultural resource, a small hand-dug subsurface trowel or shovel probe might be required. These areas will not exceed six pits, 20 inches diameter by 20 inches deep, per identified resource. If probes are necessary, all excavated soil will be placed back into the pits before leaving the study area.