For State & Federal Agencies
We specialize in tribal engagement for energy infrastructure projects and providing archaeology services to federal agencies.
ARCHAEOLOGY & SURVEYS
-TER owns Tribal Archeology Services, with active contracts with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs to conduct cultural resource surveys.
-Managing cultural resource survey programs for pipeline projects and provide opportunities for the tribe associated with the project to be part of the field crews.
-Vast experience implementing archeology, monitoring, and environmental projects during the NEPA, NHPA, and NAGPRA processes.
-Integrating tribal members into field projects to increase effective cultural knowledge and site awareness while supporting local economic development.
U.S. AND CANADA
-TER has developed relationships with tribes and worked on pipeline projects throughout the United States. We are also familiar with the pipeline permitting process in Canada. We have an extensive list of in-house Aboriginal Relations Practitioners who have experience Canada-wide in relationship building with First Nations and Metis governments and communities.
PREVIOUS AGENCY EXPERIENCE
-Texas State Parks
-Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); U.S. Army Corps.; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and U.S. Dept. of Energy, and U.S. State Dept..
PUBLICATIONS ABOUT OUR WORK WITH AGENCIES
“Tribes and the U.S. Forest Service: Walking in Both Worlds,”
Bobby Gonzalez, Tribal Energy Resource LLC, U.S. Forest Service Tribal Relations Newsletter, Winter 2018
Excerpt: The key to effective tribal engagement between the Forest Service and Native American tribes is to manage tribal interests while improving the stewardship of national forests. For the Forest Service, or any federal agency, improving trust and collaboration with Native American tribes can be a daunting task...
“Lessons from a Programmatic Agreement and Heritage-Based Consultations”
David H. Jurney, Don C. Bragg, Roger E. Coleman, and Bobby Gonzalez, Journal of Forestry, September, 2017, 115(5): 458-467.
Excerpt: [W]e believe the engagement required to develop this PA (and its predecessors) has helped turn the formal, mandatory consultation process into a more cooperative and mutually beneficial collaboration...