Janis Offermann

Cultural Resources Practice Leader
Cultural Resources and Archaeology

Janis Offermann has 40 years of experience in the fields of archaeology and cultural resources management within the state of California and meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications as an archaeologist. Her career includes 26 years with the State of California: 17 years with the California Department of Transportation and nine years with the Department of Water Resources, where she was statewide cultural resources manager for the department. Janis’s time with the state has made her proficient in applying the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to cultural resources, and she is currently staying up-to-date as guidelines are developed for implementing AB 52 legislation, which requires that state agencies consult with Native American tribes on projects. Janis also has extensive experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and coordinating those efforts with a variety of federal agencies, such as the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Federal Highway Administration. On the state level, Janis has worked closely with the State Historic Preservation Office, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the State Lands Commission. Her expertise includes northern California prehistoric archaeology and Native American consultation.