The Project: Caltrans & SANDAG—Sorrento Valley Double Track, Off-Site Mitigation Project

The Location
California State Park of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Project Aim
Installation of stormwater pollution prevention plans and erosion control; construction and water sourcing; plant salvage, establishment, and clearing; roadway excavation and removal of an existing asphalt road; and installation of a new decomposed-granite road, signage, and irrigation system.

Our Role
NWB prepared a cultural resource study for biological project mitigation, working with Caltrans, SANDAG, and California State Parks. The contractor provided an archaeological monitor and Native American monitor on site during all ground disturbing activities in the project area. We determined that all areas within the project boundaries (within a California state park) are considered to have potential unrecorded cultural resources. The mitigation site encompassed 2.4 acres, and all surrounding property was considered to be environmentally sensitive areas (ESA). The archaeological monitor and Native American monitor submitted weekly monitoring summaries and submitted a final monitoring report upon completion of the project.

The Project: Cottonwood Canyon Trail Register Nomination, Cleveland National Forest

Location

Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County, California

Project Aim
Preparation of a National Register package for the Cottonwood Canyon Trail National Ranger District

Our Role
The proposed district is comprised of an aboriginal trail and a prehistoric archaeological site district in the Laguna Mountain area of San Diego County, California. The property featured in this nomination is a rare combination of places identified through written and oral ethnographic and traditional tribal knowledge, and the archaeological study and documentation of the archaeological sites and features present.

Other Projects

The Project: 1833 Dragoon Subaltern Officer's Dress Uniform Preservation—San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

The Location
Escondido, CA

Project Aim
Assessment and conservation of historical uniform

Our Role
NWB performed necessary conservation of one of the few remaining complete US Army dragoon officer's full dress uniforms from the period from which it originated. The scarcely worn uniform was owned by Second Lieutenant James Clyman, US Regiment of Dragoons (1833-1834) and donated to the California Department of Recreation by Clyman's ancestors in 1957. NWB received the historic uniform from the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park Museum where it had been on display without proper climate control since 1986. Our curation team, led by Archaeologist & Military Historian Scott Wolf, conducted conservation procedures and completed an assessment report. The team conducted a preservation assessment, cleaned the uniform pieces, removed potentially damaging uniform parts (for example, buttons may damage fabric), identified the pieces, and stored the uniform in archival storage containers. NWB delivered the uniform to the State Parks Collection Center in McClellan, California, where it is available for researchers and possible future short-term display.