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Resource Assessment Programs

Biological Science

Biological and zoological resources -- plants, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, mammals -- ecology and habitat are the concerns of the Biological Science Division, contracting with government agencies, local agencies, and private concerns to perform assessments and mitigate potentially adverse impacts to biological resources.

  • Species counts and life histories
  • Field assessments
  • Reports
  • Endangered and threatened species evaluations

Contact: (909) 798-8601

Pleistocene fossils undergoing preparationPaleontology

The Geological Sciences Division  provides paleontological assessments, excavation monitoring, salvage collecting, and associated curation, preservation, and storage functions for non-renewable fossil resources. With nearly 20 years of experience, the program has salvaged hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable fossil specimens and preserved them in trust for coming generations, all without impacting development schedules.

  • Field survey and assessment
  • Excavation monitoring and salvage
  • Preservation and conservation of specimens
  • Identification and curation
  • Storage. The San Bernardino County Museum 
    is a recognized repository for the permanent storage
    of specimens from public lands.

Contact Kathleen Springer, (909) 798-8615.


The Regional Paleontologic Locality Inventory houses records, maps, reports, photographs, and field notes relative to more than 3,000 paleontologic sites in inland Southern California. Records are maintained for San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and surrounding Imperial, Kern, Inyo, and Los Angeles counties, as well as neighboring areas in western Nevada and Arizona. RPLI provides literature and records searches for agencies and developers, gathering data upon which to make informed decisions about mitigation of impacts to non-renewable resources.

Contact Kathleen Springer, (909) 798-8615.


The California Historic Research Information System (Archaeological Information Center) provides current archaeological, historical, and historic architectural information

  • to qualified archaeologists and Federal and State agencies for surveys, excavations and research
  • to planning departments for environmental decisions
  • to students for research
  • to landowners with proper identification
  • to historians for research
  • to historic architects and architectural historians for surveys and research

The AIC gathers data and makes recommendations for cultural resource work based on existing Federal and State law, and reviews the resulting reports for accuracy. The AIC also instructs students and societies on how to fill out and submit site records and forms, how to map sites, and how to read topographic maps.

Contact Robin Laska, (909) 798-8623.

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