Contract services for
Cultural Resource Management needs
Quality service in Timely fashion at Reasonable cost
Section 106, ARPA, NAGPRA, CFR Part 79, MOUís, DRPísÖ Federal,
state and local regulations pertaining to cultural resources can be
confounding. With over 30 years of experience and nearly 700
completed projects in the Upper Midwest, MVAC can facilitate and
solve your Cultural Resource Management requirements. We assist all
levels of government agencies as well as private engineering firms
and developers, and residential customers. In fact, we have trained
regulatory personnel in understanding their own guidelines. We
customize our services to your specific needs, ensuring regulatory
compliance and project progression. Give us a call at 608-785-8451
(Katherine Stevenson) or 608-785-6475 (Vicki Twinde-Javner)
and we will walk you through the steps involved.
Cultural Resources Management Services:
Evaluation of CRM needs
Coordination with federal, state, and local
agencies and tribal groups
Integration with GIS and other planning tools
Preparation of National Register nominations
and planning documents
Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology:
Literature and records review
Phase I survey to establish the presence or absence of
Phase II evaluation to determine eligibility for the National
Register of Historic Places
Phase III excavation to recover data in advance of construction
Laboratory analysis and data management
Cartography and GIS data integration
Report preparation, submission, and
Permanent artifact curation in federally
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and
Detection and analysis of buried sites
Soil coring and analysis
Paleo‑landscape reconstruction and other
Analysis of plant and animal remains
Many Phase III projects require an outreach component in order
to share the information gained with the public. People are
fascinated by the previous inhabitants of their area, and we have a
national reputation for making archaeology inviting and exciting!
MVAC is one of the only firms in the Upper Midwest that produces
exhibits, public talks, school programs, and interpretive
information. Our public outreach products are of exceptional
quality, always benefiting the regional heritage tourism industry.
Reputation for Excellence
Cultural Resource Management Services in:
We finish the project on time, within budget,
with satisfied clients that utilize us again and again. We have a
skilled and flexible staff, and an extensive equipment reserve. With
our help, your project will be completed in a reasonable time frame.
We are ready to meet your needs.
2012 WisDOT Tribal Excellence
awarded to MVAC for providing exemplary contributions and
services to building and enhancing partnerships with
Wisconsin DOT and Wisconsin Tribal communities.
We have a solid history of successful contract
bidding. Since we specialize in the archaeology and history of the
Upper Midwest, we know what to look for. Our central location
minimizes travel costs, making us the cost effective choice.
Our staff has earned MVAC the reputation of one
of the top cultural resource organizations in the Midwest.
Senior staff with advanced degrees in
Anthropology/Archaeology, qualified to serve a Principal
Investigators under the Secretary of the Interior's Standards
and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
Archaeologists approved to conduct burial site
authentications in the state of Minnesota, and burial sites
investigations in Wisconsin.
Specialists in paleoethnobotany,
archaeozoology, and archaeology outreach.
Michael A. Bednarchuk M.A. -
MVAC Laboratory Manager
Jean M. Dowiasch B.S. - MVAC Research
Coordinator, Graphic and GIS Specialist
Wendy K. Holtz-Leith B.S. - MVAC Research Archaeologist
Bonnie L. Jancik M.E.P.D. - MVAC
Director of Public Outreach
Timothy L. McAndrews Ph.D. -
MVAC Director; Professor, Dept. Sociology/Archaeology
Marcee H. Peplinski B.A. - MVAC Business Manager, Development Director
Katherine Stevenson Ph.D.
- MVAC Projects Director
Vicki L. Twinde-Javner M.S. -
MVAC Senior Research Archaeologist
Ph.D. - MVAC Research Associate; Associate Professor, Dept. of
Constance M. Arzigian
Ph.D. - MVAC Senior Research Associate; Associate Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology/Archaeology
Ph.D. - MVAC Research Associate; Assistant Professor, Dept. of
Halligan Ph.D. - MVAC Research Associate; Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Sociology/Archaeology
James L. Theler Ph.D. -
MVAC Senior Research Associate; Professor Emeritus, Dept. of
Suzanne M. Harris M.S. -
MVAC Research Associate
Heather Walder M.A. -
MVAC Research Associate; Associate Lecturer, Dept. of
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As of 2013, we have successfully completed
numerous projects and nearly 1,000 project reports in our Reports
of Investigation series. Whether it is a planned road, cell tower,
sewage treatment facility, or floodplain stabilization, MVAC is the
best choice. A sampling of our clients:
Dairyland Power Cooperative
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
Northern States Power Company
Wisconsin River Power Company
Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co.