Janis Offermann, M.A., RPA

Janis has over 40 years of experience in the fields of archaeology and cultural resources management within California. She meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications as an archaeologist and is a Registered Professional Archaeologist. Her career includes 26 years with the State of California: 17 years at the California Department of Transportation and 9 years at the Department of Water Resources, where she was the statewide cultural resources manager for the department. Her time with the State has made her proficient in applying CEQA to cultural resources, and she assists clients implementing the Assembly Bill 52 legislation that requires State agencies to 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 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.

Cultural Resources and Archaeology

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