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Associates, Inc. (WSA) was established in 1988. With Corporate registration
in California, Arizona, Texas, and Utah, it is one of the most respected full-service
cultural and environmental service firms in the U.S.
WSA environmental permitting services include:
WSA natural resources services include:
- NEPA compliance (Environmental Impact Statements / Environmental Assessments)
- Clean Water Act (404 permitting / Waters of the U.S. Delineations)
- Endangered Species Act (Section 7) Compliance
- NPDES compliance (SWPPP and compliance reporting/monitoring)
- Water discharge permits (Hydrotest / trench dewatering)
- Federal, State, Regional, County, and local consultation/permits
WSA cultural resources services cover all aspects of the
discipline including historic and prehistoric archaeology, bioarchaeology, architectural history, maritime archaeology/remote sensing and GIS services. With offices in northern California,
northern/southern Arizona, central/southern Texas, and northern/southern Utah, WSA conducts work throughout the Pacific,
Southwest, Southern and both Great Basin and Intermountain Regions of the U.S. William Self, with over 35 years experience
in historic and prehistoric archaeological investigation and historic preservation
compliance, serves as President/CEO and Principal in the Southwest and Intermountain/Great Basin Regions. He has served
as a USFS Forest Archaeologist, SHPO State Archaeologist for the State of
Nevada, and corporate archaeologist with Bechtel, working worldwide.
- Environmental Monitoring of Construction
- Authorized Desert Tortoise biologist / monitoring
- Habitat Mapping
- Sensitive Species Surveys (Southwest Willow Flycatcher, Least Bell's Vireo, California Gnatcatcher, and Desert Tortoise protocol surveys)
- Environmental Compliance Training
- ESA Section 7 Biological Assessments / Habitat Evaluations
Dr. James M.
Allan serves as Vice President and Principal of the Pacific Region's San Francisco
Bay Area office; Dr. Allan has more than 30 years experience in maritime,
historic, and prehistoric archaeology in California and throughout the U.S.,
and is an adjunct professor of archaeology at St. Mary's College of California,
serves as a Research Fellow at the Archaeological Research Facility at UC
Berkeley, and is a member of the National Park Service's Historical Landmarks
Committee. Dr. Heather Price also serves as Senior Project Director in our Pacific Region office.
Mr. Michael Boley, M.A. serves as Regional Project Director in our Tucson - Southwest Region office and oversees work in both our Southwest and Intermountain/Great Basin Regions. He has 15 years of CRM and academic experience in the American Southwest and is a permitted Principal Investigator in Arizona and Utah. Dr. Jonathan Damp serves as Project Director in our Cedar City - Great Basin Region/Intermountain office. Dr. Damp has over 30 years experience in CRM, and previously served as Director of the Zuni Heritage and Historic Preservation Office (Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Pueblo of Zuni), in northwest New Mexico. He is a permitted Principal Investigator in Utah and New Mexico.
Dr. James Karbula serves as Regional Project Director of the Southern Region office in Austin, Texas. Dr. Karbula received his Ph.D. from UT Austin and has more than 20 years experience in the archaeology of Texas and the surrounding states. Before joining WSA he served for more than a decade as the cultural resources program manager for an environmental services company in Austin, working statewide on CRM projects. Both Drs. Allan and Karbula and Mr. Self are Registered Professional Archaeologists, as are most senior staff.
Gabriel Valdes, M.S. is a Senior Environmental Scientist working out of the WSA Flagstaff, Arizona office. With more than 20 years experience, he provides NEPA compliance and environmental permitting services, Biological Assessments, Army Corps 404 compliance, and natural resources expertise on projects throughout the western and southern U.S.
WSA has completed more than 1,000 significant projects over 25 years in more than 20 western and southern states (over nearly half of the geographic U.S.), assisting our clients in meeting state and federal environmental and historic preservation laws and regulations to allow their projects to proceed on schedule. We accomplish that using a thorough knowledge of the regulations, a professional approach to assessment and mitigation, and a full-time, competent staff of very qualified individuals who strive to do quality work and meet both our client's needs and agency requirements.
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