Archaeology

Oil Well Installations, Midway Sunset Oilfield, Kern County

Project Name: Oil Well Installations, Midway Sunset Oilfield, Kern County
Services: Phase I Cultural Resources Survey
Client: North American Exploration and Production Company

In March 2015, Padre completed a Class III Cultural Resources Inventory for the proposed installation of two oil wells in the Midway Sunset Oilfield, Kern County. The project was located on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), requiring a Cultural Resources Use Permit and Fieldwork Authorization from the Bakersfield Field Office.The project scope included an archaeological records search, a pedestrian survey, and a technical report for submission to the BLM. The survey resulted in negative findings, allowing the project to proceed as planned.

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.

San Luis Obispo Tank Farm, San Luis Obispo County, California

Project Name: San Luis Obispo Tank Farm, San Luis Obispo County, California
Services: Phase II Archaeological Testing and Phase III Data Recovery
Client: Chevron Environmental Management Company

Since 2010, Padre subcontractors have completed Phase II archaeological subsurface testing and evaluation on over 70 historic features within the San Luis Obispo Tank Farm property. Testing and historic research identified four features eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places resulting in Phase III Data Recovery excavations and HABS/HAER documentation. Recently, Padre’s senior archaeologist prepared a cultural resources management plan and worker education program for use during remediation and restoration activities.

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.