Project involved a Class III inventory with shovel testing of over 100 power pole replacement locations in WA, ID and MT. The project involved an extensive literature review, ethnographic overview and compilation of testing results.
Ethnotech partnered with HydroSolutions to review a mining permit submitted by Montana Resources to the Montana DEQ udner the Montana Environmental Protection Act. Ethnotech has executed several cultural resource related projects under NEPA and MEPA.
In 2018, Ethnotech conducted an intensive survey of 850 acres of land in the Pryor Mountains of Montana. The project involved oral history interviews and place name research with Crow tribal elders conducted by Aaron Brien. While few sites were noted during the survey, the incredible terrain and cultural history of the Pryor's was an education in and of itself.
Ethnotech documented over 25 miles of the Nee Mee Poo trail in Clearwater County, Idaho. The trail was an ancient travel route used by the Nee Mee Poo and Salish that connected salmon rich Plateau to the bison rich Northern Plains. It became famous when Chief Joseph used this route to escape the pursuing General Howard in 1877. Ethnotech used the menu driven field data collection tool ArcCollector to streamline and standardize data collection on the trail and its numerous associated features, resulting in faster turnaround time from field to deliverables.
Ethnotech worked on behalf of Boneville Power Administration to develop a historic property management plan for Hungry Horse Reservoir. In addition, Ethnotech conducted three field seasons worth of new survey totaling thousands of acres and monitored existing sites at Hungry Horse Reservoir. The incredible natural and cultural setting of Hungry Horse Reservoir was a true privilege to experience, and it provided an opportunity for Ethnotech to refine its field approach and methodology.
Ethnotech assisted the Northern Cheyenne tribe in developing a GIS and web GIS based component to a comprehensive database they had developed on their own cultural resources, oral traditions, language and biota of cultural significance. The primary component was to seek sources of geographic information regarding plant and animal data that could be integrated into the existing system. For more info, see here