Nupqu is experienced with both small and large scale projects related to various industries including, but not limited to:
- Parks and recreation
- Private development (Subdivisions, residential housing projects, private industrial developments, etc.)
- Non-profit societies and communication companies
Nupqu employs a team of qualified, professional archaeologists able to complete all archaeological assessments legislated under the Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) administered by BC Archaeology Branch and specific policies and procedures defined by regional First Nation Councils; including Archaeological Overview Assessments (AOA), Preliminary Field Reconnaissance (PFR), Archaeological Impact Assessments (AIA) and Site Alteration Permits (SAP).
Nupqu annually holds a blanket permit for forestry-related developments within the greater Kootenay region, which includes terrain formerly defined as the Rocky Mountain, Columbia, Kootenay Lake and Arrow Boundary forest districts. Nupqu currently holds contracts with small private forestry companies and larger corporations as well as the sectors within the BC government.
Nupqu is able to provide variable forms of archaeological assessment for municipal development; whether a preliminary field reconnaissance for a simple subdivision of land or a large-scale commercial development that requires Overview and Impact Assessment. A discussion with one of our archaeologists can clarify the level and intensity of the assessment that would be required.
We are proud to encourage and educate archaeological enthusiasts of all ages by enhancing their understanding of archaeology. Nupqu provides a variety of fun and educational activities that focus on local archaeology and pre-contact cultural history, including in-class presentations, field trips, flint knapping demonstrations and archaeological mock excavations.