Pacific Legacy

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Sails and rails, roads and trails. The movement of people and materials characterizes the history of the American West, and is both subject of and cause for cultural resources management projects.

Roads and HighwaysRoads and Highways

Pacific Legacy’s experience with road and highway projects is unsurpassed. Since 1994, Caltrans has awarded us nine on-call services contracts leading to more than 120 task orders. Our staff has prepared Section 106 and CEQA documentation for dozens of Caltrans/Federal Highway Administration projects, and in 1993 Caltrans retained Pacific Legacy staff to conduct historical preservation workshops for their cultural resources staff throughout California. We have also conducted numerous studies for local governments for bridge replacements, road widenings, and safety improvements in more than 30 counties from the southeastern deserts of California to the Oregon border. Our experience at the local, state and federal level has provided us with a thorough understanding of road and highway project development needs, regulatory challenges, anticipated resource impacts, and the management approaches that are most effective in protecting significant cultural resources. Among Pacific Legacy’s recent roads and highway projects were the Aberdeen-Black Rock Four Lane Project, the Kamehameha Highway Emergency Rockfall Remediation Project, the Ta`u Highway Rebuilding in American Samoa, and the Tutuila Monitoring and Data Recovery Project in American Samoa.


Long range management plans for Hawaii’s numerous boat harbors are currently being developed by state and federal agencies. Pacific Legacy has assisted the Hawai’i State Department of Transportation with many aspects of this complex process. At Honolulu Harbor, Pacific Legacy staff recorded, documented, and evaluated the historical warehouses and other buildings that line Hawaii’s busiest port. We are currently assisting the Hawai`i State DOT with similar studies at Nawiliwili and at Port Allen, two commercial harbors on the island of Kaua`i.


When the American Samoa government, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration, studied the possibility of lengthening the runway at the Pago Pago International Airport, Pacific Legacy assisted the effort by archaeologically surveying the expansion area. Two archaeological sites were found, recorded and evaluated. A preservation plan was outlined and the project proceeded to completion.