Riverside County Planning Department - Cultural Resource Review
  ANNOUNCEMENT

After 5 years of excellent service to Riverside County and its constituents, Heather Thomson has elected to pursue a career as a consulting archaeologist in the private sector and is no longer our County Archaeologist. In the interim, please contact David L. Jones, Chief Engineering Geologist, for all matters associated with cultural resources. (951) 955-6863, dljones@rivco.org

Contact Information

Report review responsibilities for Archaeology reports have transferred to:

Office of the County Chief Engineering Geologist, David L. Jones

Please contact the Archaeology Division at (951) 955-6863 for additional information.


Report review responsibilities for Paleontology reports have transferred to:

Office of the Associate Geologist, Dan Walsh.

Please contact the Geology Division at (951) 955-6187 for additional information.

CULTURAL RESOURCES REVIEW - IMPORTANT NOTICES

Report review responsibilities for Archaeology reports have been transferred to a subcontract reviewer via:

Office of the Chief Engineering Geologist, David L. Jones

Please call Mr. Jones at (951) 955-6863, or email dljones@rivco.org, for additional information.

 

All cultural resources reports and related documentation are to be submitted directly to the Planning Department in .pdf format, via email to Valentina Lopez at: vslopez@rivco.org and courtesy copied to David L. Jones at: dljones@rivco.org

 

Mr. Jones and Ms. Lopez can also be contacted by mail at:  

County of Riverside

Planning Department

4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor

Riverside, CA 92501

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCHAEOLOGISTS & CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGERS

The minimum professional qualifications in archeology are a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field plus:

1. At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management;

2. At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology; and,

3. Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.

In addition to these minimum qualifications, a professional in prehistoric archeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the prehistoric period. A professional in historic archeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the historic period.

4. Submittal and acceptance of a complete wet-signed copy of the Countys MOU (see below) for the preparation and handling of archaeological reports (herein extended to include documents containing information pertaining to tribal cultural resources and all other cultural sensitive or confidential documents).

DOCUMENT LINKS

Memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the preparation of archaeological reports

Click link below for MOU:

MOU BETWEEN COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE AND CONSULTANT REGARDING PREPERATION AND HANDLING OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPORTS

 

Notification of Consultant to Prepare Archaeological Report

Click link below for notification form:

NOTIFICATION TO PREPARE FORM

 

LEVEL OF SIGNIFICANCE CHECKLIST

Click link below for checklist:

LEVEL OF SIGNIFICANCE CHECKLIST (Attachment F-6)

 

Phase I, II, III, & IV: Archaeological Survey Reports Outlines

Click link below for outlines:

CULTURAL RESOURCES INVESTIGATIONS STANDARD SCOPES OF WORK

 

Cultural Resources Consultant Lists

Click links below for Lists:

CULTURAL RESOURCES CONSULTANT LIST