|Norcan Archaeology Consulting
Norcan Consulting Ltd. is a Western Canadian company
with a strong background in heritage resource management.
Our personnel offer years of experience in heritage resource
management in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Our main office is located in Prince George, British Columbia.
|Heritage Resource Management|
The importance of heritage resources is increasingly
stressed in today’s society. Smaller archaeological sites
and younger historical resources are being incorporated
into the concept of cultural heritage. Developers are now
required to mitigate development impacts on heritage
resources. However, as recognition of the value of regional
heritage resources and their importance to local
communities broadens, development planners are
increasingly required wherever possible to avoid affecting
cultural resources at all. Accomplishing this end requires
a strong and early understanding of the distribution
and significance of heritage resources.
Development planners are demonstrating growing awareness
of the value of heritage resources and are incorporating these
resources into their designs. Value of investments is being
increased through such diverse means as incorporation of
historical architectural elements and artifact displays
into contemporary buildings, inclusion of outdoor archaeological
displays in green space and trail developments, and construction
of small, profit making interpretive centers within projects.
Governments are taking advantage of cultural resources to assist
the development of regions under their jurisdiction. Low cost,
profit making investments in archaeological and historical
resources attract tourists and provide employment to local people
as well as providing benefits to associated industries including
the forestry, oil and gas, accommodation, and food service industries.
Local artists and crafts people also benefit from increased tourist presence.
Norcan offers its clients a pivotal role in heritage resource planning.
|Heritage Resource Impact Assessment and Mitigation
Despite the best efforts of planners, conflicts between development and
heritage resources often cannot be avoided. In these instances,
Norcan Consulting Ltd. offers a full range of heritage impact services
including resource inventory, assessment, and mitigation studies.
Norcan Consulting personnel have conducted projects for clients from
a wide range of industries throughout much of Western Canada, including
Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.