Cultural resources are artifacts, burial sites, landforms, and earthworks associated with past human activities. Quality Services, Inc. operates with dedication to preserving and understanding our non-renewable cultural resources by investigating sites with archeological potential, conserving and interpreting historic sites and artifacts, and preserving cultures of indigenous peoples.
Quality Services, Inc. meets client’s primary objectives including timber revenue production, wildlife habitat management, ecosystem conservation, soil and water conservation, aesthetics, other recreational use, other supplementary income production, or some combination of these. These goals may be reached by implementing a management plan or providing a single service at the client’s request.
Geophysical surveys identify cultural resources below the surface at high resolutions. Quality Services, Inc.'s archeologists use geophysical instruments as an efficient, non-invasive method for identifying locations of buried resources such as unmarked graves, middens, pits, foundations, walls, and buried metal or stone artifacts, as well as a range of historic buried objects such as pipes, cables, voids, and septic systems.
Radio waves are sent into the ground and when they hit an object they bounce back indicating the location and approximate depth buried features.
Magnetic differences in soil properties are used to identify buried archeological features
Historical resources include buildings, structures, sites, districts, landscapes, and objects associated with significant people and events. In accordance with the National Register of Historic Places and the National Historic Preservation Act identification, evaluation, analysis, and record of historic properties. Quality Services, Inc.'s staff meets the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History and History
Paleontological resources are non-renewable fossilized remains, traces, or imprints of organisms that are of paleontological interest and provide information about the history of life on Earth. Fossils tell us about environments and the ecology of the past and how it relates to our future. Laws that protect paleontological resources include the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, American Antiquities Act, National Natural Landmarks Program, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and California Environmental Quality Act. Quality Services, Inc.'s goal is to be a cost effective solution to meet these local, state, and federal statute requirements of fossil preservation laws. Services include surveys and mitigation planning to determine the extent of potential paleontological resources, site monitoring, rapid salvage, fossil identification, excavation, preparation, and curation.