Archaeological Inventory
Archaeological survey tends to fall into one of two categories: Archaeological Inventory or Archaeological Impact Assessment (AIA). The aim of an inventory is to discover and record archaeological sites in a given area while the goal of an impact assessment is to identify, record, and manage archaeological sites located in areas that are scheduled for development. Over the past 10 years Norcan completed a variety of archaeological inventories that not only enhanced the archaeological record but has assisted itís clients in achieving integrated resource management.
BC Parks, Ministry of Water, Land, and Air Protection
In 2002 NORCAN completed an inventory of known heritage resources within three British Columbia Parks: Mount Pope, Finger-Tatuk, and Stuart River.
Prince George Forest District
In 2002 NORCAN completed a Data GAP Analysis for the Prince George Forest District that includes a detailed review of all archaeological surveys that have been conducted within the forest district, as well as reviews of ethnographical and historical information with the aim of providing strategies for the creation of an Archaeological Predictive Model.
In 2002 NORCAN completed a cultural heritage overview for the Prince George Forest District. The project detailed in a GIS format all known cultural feature within the district.
In 2000 NORCAN completed an archaeological inventory of the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail within the Prince George Forest District.
Plateau Forest Products Ltd.
In 2001 NORCAN conducted an archaeological inventory of the Nechako Canyon region within the Vanderhoof Forest District. The purpose of this inventory was to draw conclusions and make recommendations relating to the Vanderhoof Potential Model.
BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Omineca /Peace
In 2000 NORCAN completed an historical review of Northern White Sturgeon use and numbers
in the Nechako River Watershed.
Stuart Lake Lumber Ltd.
In 2000 NORCAN completed an archaeological inventory of the Cunningham Lake operating area within the Fort St James Forest District. The purpose of this inventory was to facilitate the proposed planning activities in the area.
Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
In 1999-2000 NORCAN completed a statistically based archaeological inventory throughout the Fort St. James Forest District. The purpose of this inventory was to develop a set of recommendations to base changes to the Districts Predictive Model.
Fort St. James Forest District
In 1998 NORCAN completed a cultural heritage overview for the Fort St James Forest District. This overview addressed and mapped all known cultural features within the district. These features included archaeological sites, historic and pre-historic trails as well as known aboriginal traditional use areas.