Mission: The sri foundation seeks to enrich society by fostering historic preservation. The foundation achieves this mission by creating an understanding and appreciation of our shared past and by improving the practice of historic preservation.
Programs: Historic preservation research: the foundation prepared a historic roads context and management plan for a five county transportation planning region north of seattle, washington. The project was conducted for the washington state department of transportation and the washington state department of archaeology and historic preservation. The foundation also assisted the city of honolulu, hawaii to conduct a comprehensive study of traditional hawaiian properties that may be affected by the proposed honolulu high speed rail project. Study conducted as required by a national historic preservation act section 106 programmatic agreement among federal transit administraiton, the city of honolulu, the hawaii state historic preservation office, and the advisory council on historic preservation.
public outreach and education program: the foundation continues to serve as the passport in time (pit) clearinghouse. The project involves a cooperative agreement between the u. S. Forest service and the foundation. The clearinghouse serves as a vehicle for volunteers to learn about and become involved in cultural resource management on our public lands, and to work with archaeologists, paleontologists, and historians from the forest service and other federal and state agencies on a range of projects across the country.
regulatory and compliance consulting: integrating archaeological modeling in department of defense (dod) cultural resource compliance (funded by the dod environmental security technology certification program [estcp]). The goal of this project is to help dod improve and streamline the nhpa and nepa compliance processes, thereby saving time and money while conserving cultural resources inder dod's jurisdiction. The specific goals of this project are to (1) statistically evaluate and improve existing predictive models of archaeological site locations, (2) use the results of these archaeological models to facilitate and streamline historic preservation compliance, and (3) provide centralized web-based guidance on both of these issues for u. S. Military installations. Four installations are participating in this project: ft. Drum, new york; eglin afb, florida; utah test and training range ( managed by hill afb), utah; and the saylor creek range (managed by mountain home afb), idaho.
miscellaneous non-recurring research projects.