Archaeological Services

The KDLP team has a combined 40 years experience in all aspects of cultural resource management. We have completed both large and small-scale archaeological projects for a wide variety of government, industry and private clientele. Through this experience we have developed innovative excavation procedures, analytical techniques and data management systems that maximize efficiency while minimizing costs.

Our archaeological team is well versed in the legislative requirements that may affect your project, and are available to work with your project team to design an archaeological approach that meets Provincial heritage requirements while reducing impacts to project design and timelines.

As a First Nation owned and operated consulting company, we have built lasting relationships with other communities and local research institutions. We keep our client’s best interests in mind when providing procedural guidance and in doing so meet the archaeological requirements of both the Provincial government while respecting the relevant First Nations’ policy and procedures.

The KDLP team is comprised of a diverse array of cultural resource management professionals, many of whom have specialized skills. Consequently, we have garnered a reputation for producing comprehensive research based on highly innovative approaches.

KDLP provides specialist services in lithic analysis, soils and sediment analysis, palaeoethnobotany, wet-site excavation, and perishable artifact analysis and conservation. Consequently, we can carry out select-service contracts for specific components of an archaeological study. To date, we have completed specialist service contracts for several other archaeological consulting companies and First Nations.

We offer the following archaeological services:

  • Archaeological Overview Assessments (AOA)
  • Archaeological Impact Assessments (AIA)
  • Preliminary Field Reconnaissance (PFR)
  • Archaeological Survey and Inventories (AIS)
  • Construction Monitoring in Archaeologically or Culturally Sensitive Areas
  • Mitigation (Small to Large Scale Excavation)
  • Culturally Modified Tree Inventory and Analysis
  • Archaeological, Cultural, Historical & Ethnographic Research
  • Traditional Land Use Studies
  • Heritage Outreach Planning Programming
  • Project Management
  • Public Education
  • Training Services

Environmental Monitoring

Our team of environmental technicians and management professionals has a diverse array of experience ranging from assisting in ocean science research programs, to overseeing the implementation of environmental management plans and to developing sustainability plans for the forestry industry. Our qualified professionals provide exceptional service, and offer cost effective solutions focused on efficiency, integrity and communication. Our clients include government ministries, private forest companies and developers.

In addition to possessing the necessary experience, education and the familiarity with legislative requirements affecting your project, many of our field crew have specialized training (including certification under the Aboriginal Environmental Technician Certificate Program through Vancouver Island University). We have a wealth of experience working in wetland and marine ecosystems and a variety of terrestrial environmentally sensitive areas.

We can provide the following environmental services:

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Replanting of indigenous plant species
  • Aquatic and terrestrial species relocation
  • Construction of wildlife and fish habitats
  • Development of sustainability plans