CRA has provided cultural resource support to the mining industry for more than three decades, working with a wide variety of large-scale producers, regional exploratory companies, and localized producers across the country, from the Appalachian Region and Illinois Basin to the Rocky Mountain West. We are well-versed in the complex industrial geographies associated with mining infrastructure. We routinely assist the coal industry with regulatory requirements, from exploratory drills to new surface and deep mines to boundary amendments and revisions to processing, storage, and transportation facilities. We also regularly support the development of hard rock mines, construction materials mines, related infrastructure, and abandoned mine lands programs.


CRA’s team is well-versed in the complex industrial geographies associated with mining infrastructure and maintains OSHA and MSHA compliance backed by an impeccable safety record. Most importantly, we recognize the critical importance of efficient project planning. We take pride in working alongside our clients to design sensible project approaches, effectively meet regulatory challenges, and keep projects moving forward through the permitting process. Our track record with the mining industry has led us to be the contractor of choice for producers nationwide.

How We Help on

Mining Projects

  • Records reviews
  • Due diligence/red flag studies
  • Phase I cultural resource studies
  • Determination of Eligibility studies
  • Class I, II, and III inventories
  • Effects assessments
  • Public consultation
  • EA/EIS Cultural Resource Support
  • Viewshed analysis
  • Construction monitoring
  • MOAs/MOUs
  • Mitigation

Have a project need? Let us know.

Contact your nearest office for a project quote or for more information on our services. Have a general inquiry or not sure which office to contact? Reach out to our corporate office.


Corporate Headquarters/Kentucky

Steve Creasman, RPA



Andrew Martin, RPA



Matt Fuka, RPA



Jay Gray, RPA


West Virginia

Stevan Pullins, RPA



Travis Hurdle



Colin Ferriman, RPA