Recognizing the balance between progress and our environment...
CCC can help you obtain environmental clearance quickly and efficiently. The rapid rate at which many areas of the southeast are developing has created a surplus of work for the small number of cultural resource management companies operating in this area. Many are over-booked which does not allow them to respond quickly to new projects. As a relatively new company, CCC is available NOW to start on your project. More importantly, we understand that projects require a balance between the value of our environment and the need for progress and development. Consequently, we are discrete and make our clients' needs our top priority at all times. We promise quality services at low-cost rates.
Woodstock, Georgia Improvements.
Key Staff Members
Daphne Owens, Firm Principal & Senior Archaeologist
Daphne Owens is the principal owner and officer for the Cypress Cultural Consultants. Daphne received a B.S. in Geology and Anthropology from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She then received her Master’s Degree in 1997 from the University of Georgia and serves as the Senior Archaeologist for the firm.
Daphne has conducted archaeological investigations at both prehistoric and historic sites throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama. She developed and authored the cultural resource management plan for the Bankhead National Forest in northern Alabama. Daphne has perhaps gained her most valuable experience working for the Alabama State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in Montgomery as a Senior Archaeologist. She has conducted numerous reviews of Section 106 projects directed by other cultural resource management companies. This experience provided Daphne with the knowledge of what information is necessary for an effective NHPA, Section 106 review. She thoroughly understands federal and state guidelines and requirements since she helped formulate and enforce such requirements. She has also served as a consultant to the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency working with environmental clearances for historic preservation and NEPA. She has worked as the principal investigator of historic projects for Cypress Cultural Consultants since 2001.
Daniel Battle received his degree from Georgia College, now known as Georgia College & State University, in Milledgeville. He also attended the University of Georgia where he became heavily involved in the archaeology program. Daniel is especially interested in military history and that eventually led to his interest in archaeology. Battle has served as the field school coordinator and assistant for the University of Georgia’s annual Archaeology Field School. Later he went on to serve as the assistant office manager for the Georgia Archaeological Site File in Athens. His experience has given him a thorough understanding of archaeological site recording, map research, and fieldwork. He has also become an outstanding historic researcher by spending countless hours buried in research facilities, libraries, archives, and the personal papers of private individuals.
Jack Burnside is the NEPA Coordinator at CCC. Burnside specializes in coordinating sub-disciplines (history, archaeology, ecology, air/noise, hazardous materials, etc.) and developing final documentation in compliance with NEPA and all applicable environmental regulations required for federally funded transportation projects.
Burnside graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil Engineering, with a Master of Science in Transportation (Class of 1996), and also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Georgia State University in Geography (Class of 1990). Burnside also holds a diploma for Traffic Noise Analysis from the University of Louisville, School of Civil Engineering (Class of 1999). Burnside began his NEPA career at the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in 1990, and left GDOT in 1993 to assist municipalities in acquiring funding from GDOT, as well as managing the NEPA process endemic to that funding.
Lunsford has been our staff ecologist since 2002. Mr. Lunsford has provided services for numerous clients across the state. Lunsford graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BS in Biology (Class of 2001). Since then his experience has diversified in a number of ecological and biological fields. He began his career as a Research Assistant for the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, Alaska. Upon his return to Georgia, Lunsford began his consulting firm in 2002 as a Field Ecologist locating T&E (Threatened & Endangered) habitats, conducting T&E surveys, identifying jurisdictional waters, identifying invasive species, and producing ecology reports for various GDOT-funded projects. He also contracted with other private firms and conducted T&E species surveys on projects in North Carolina and Mississippi. Currently, Lunsford is a GDOT pre-qualified 1.06(e).
LaBrie is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design Historic Preservation program (Class of 2001) with a strong background from over 11 years’ experience in Historic Preservation Planning. LaBrie’s has extensive work in both the public (city and county), private, and Agency (National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Office) sectors with projects ranging from Westchester County, New York; to Natchez, Mississippi; to St. John, US Virgin Islands. LaBrie is a great communicator and negotiator between client, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and National Park Service (NPS) reviewers, and has lead charettes between these agencies and developers to come to project consensus.
LaBrie is a qualified Architectural Historian per the National Park Service standards, published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61; and is 1.06(b) prequalified with the Georgia Department of Transportation.