ACRA is the national trade association supporting and promoting the common interests of cultural resource management (CRM) firms of all sizes, types and specialties. Today, our member firms undertake much of the legally mandated CRM studies and investigations in the United States. Our firms’ clients include federal, state and local government agencies, private industry and non-profit groups. Our member firms employ thousands of cultural resource management professionals: archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, and an increasingly diverse group of other specialists. Using free market business practices, ACRA firms deploy skilled teams to provide our clients with the best service while fulfilling ethical and professional commitments to the historic heritage.
Our vision is for a robust and thriving CRM industry delivering responsible solutions that balance development and preservation and enjoying strong support from clients, government, and the public. Our activities include:
Advocating for Conditions that Allow the CRM Industry to Thrive
Improving Business Efficacy of ACRA Member Firms
Improving CRM Practice
ACRA promotes best practices within the industry and new models for effective cultural resource management that responsibly balance development and preservation concerns. We seek out and promote innovations within the industry that lead to more effective, integrated, and efficient solutions.
National Distribution of ACRA-Member Firms as of July 2013
Don't miss the opportunity to network with your fellow CRM professionals at ACRA's 22nd Annual Conference, September 15-18 at the Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs, CA.
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ACRA-l, the free forum sponsored by ACRA, is open to anyone who is interested in participating. You do not have to be an active ACRA member to join.
If you are an ACRA Member, and wish to participate in the new ACRA-l forum, you do not need to create a new account. You may use your existing account.
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