Archaeology

Guadalupe Restoration Project, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, California

Project Name: Guadalupe Restoration Project, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, California
Services: Coordination of Archaeological Monitors and Controlled Backhoe Testing
Client: Chevron Environmental Management Company

Padre currently coordinates archaeological and Native American monitors for on-going remediation and restoration activities at the Guadalupe Restoration Project. Monitoring results are reported in monthly cultural resources reports and placed in compliance files. In fall 2013, Padre’s subcontractors prepared and successfully executed controlled backhoe testing within a California Register of Historical Resources-eligible site to mitigate impacts from affected soil removal. Cultural concerns associated with this project have required frequent communication with the yak tityu tityu Northern Chumash tribe.

Former Avila Tank Farm, San Luis Obispo County, California

Project Name: Former Avila Tank Farm, San Luis Obispo County, California
Services: Coordination of Archaeological Monitors; Cultural Awareness Training; and Phase III Data Recovery
Client: Chevron Environmental Management Company

Padre currently coordinates archaeological and Native American monitors for on-going remediation activities at the Former Avila Tank Farm. Padre’s archaeological staff also provides cultural awareness training for new project personnel. Recently, Padre subcontractors completed a Phase III Data Recovery excavation within a California Register of Historical Resources-eligible prehistoric site to mitigate project impacts. Increased cultural concerns associated with this project have required frequent communication with the yak tityu tity u Northern Chumash tribe.

Santa Rosa Creek Road Repair and Alignment, Cambria, San Luis Obispo County, California

Project Name: Santa Rosa Creek Road Repair and Alignment, Cambria, San Luis Obispo County, California
Services: Phase I Archaeological Survey and Site Identification
Client: County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department

At the request of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department, Padre archaeologists conducted a Phase I archaeological study for the Santa Rosa Creek Road Repair and Realignment Project in Cambria. The proposed Project includes repairs and a realignment of a portion of Santa Rosa Creek Road that was washed-out during the 2016 rainy season. A records search completed at the Central Coast Information Center, identified one prehistoric habitation site within the southwest corner of the Project site. Padre archaeologists relocated the prehistoric habitation site and significantly expanded the site's boundaries to the north and east. Padre's senior archaeologist reported the records search and survey results in a technical report to the County and recommended Phase II subsurface testing and evaluation within the portions of the Project that will impact the archaeological site.

Ventura Westside Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Project, City of San Buenaventura, California

Project Name: Ventura Westside Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Project, City of San Buenaventura, California
Services: Phase I Archaeological Survey and Site Identification; Archaeological and Historical Research, and Native American Consultation
Client: City of San Buenaventura (Ventura) Public Works Department

On behalf of the City of Ventura Public Works Department, Padre conducted a Phase I archaeological study of the Westside Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Project (Project). The Project will improve eight streets/intersections in the City of Ventura to benefit pedestrian and bicycle safety. Padre's senior archaeologist consulted with the Caltrans District 7 archaeologist to define the Project APE and conducted the Phase I pedestrian survey. The records search identified a segment of the San Buenaventura Mission aqueduct near one of the Project locations. In order to assess Project impacts on the aqueduct, Padre's Mapping and Spatial Services Group staff mapped the previously recorded aqueduct segments and projected a route that crossed the Project APE. Further research revealed that previous road construction destroyed the portion of the aqueduct within the Project APE and the Project would not impact the National Register-eligible resource. Padre's senior archaeologist reported all findings in a combination Archaeological Survey Report/Historical Resources Evaluation Report and Historic Property Survey Report.