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Paleontological Resources

Paleontological Resources

Paleontological resources (i.e., fossils) include the preserved remains or other evidence of past life and are protected by various federal, State, and local regulations and requirements. LSA’s Paleontological Resources Management is typically conducted through a three-step process: (1) an initial assessment, (2) mitigation, if resources are found to be present, and (3) a final report documenting compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements. We have provided professional paleontologists for projects throughout the western United States since 1979, and we back up our knowledge of the regulatory framework with region-specific expertise, professional certifications, and fully appointed laboratory facilities.

Lloyd Sample
Discipline Lead – Cultural
(949) 553-0666


  • Paleontological Assessments, Mitigation Plans, and Reports
  • Paleontological Surveys
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Fossil Salvage
  • Fossil Preparation, Identification, and Documentation
  • Caltrans Paleontology Documents (PIR, PER, PMP, and PMR)
  • Coordination with Museum Repositories for Fossil Curation
  • Third Party Review
  • Due Diligence Research
  • Worker Environmental Awareness Program (WEAP)
  • Interpretive Exhibits and Presentations


Digital 395 Project

LSA prepared a Paleontological Resources Monitoring and Mitigation Plan for the Digital 395 Project.

Frank R. Bowerman Landfill

LSA has provided paleontological mitigation monitoring and reporting for projects at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill for nearly 20 years.

El Casco Substation

LSA provided cultural and paleontological resource assessments for the El Casco Substation Project.
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