Since 1995, ACRA has been the trade association supporting and promoting the common interests of cultural resource management (CRM) firms of all sizes, types and specialties. Today, our member firms undertake much of the legally mandated cultural resource management studies and investigations in the United States. Our firms’ clients include federal, state and local government agencies, private industry and non-profit groups. Our member firms employ thousands of cultural resource management professionals: archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, and an increasingly diverse group of other specialists. Using free market business practices, ACRA firms deploy skilled teams to provide our clients with the best service while fulfilling ethical and professional commitments to the historic heritage.
ACRA’s fundamental goals are to help our member firms thrive by excelling at what they do, and to make ACRA membership a recognized standard of quality. We pursue these goals in various ways:
Educating our clients, professional colleagues and the public about cultural resource management and the key role played by our member firms in the CRM industry. ACRA members regularly attend professional meetings and conferences to inform colleagues about ACRA and the opportunities available within CRM. With the SRI Foundation, we have developed a workshop, the Business of CRM, which has been presented at such meetings. Other workshops, including one on marketing, are planned for the future.
National Distribution of ACRA-Member Firms as of July 2013
12/3/2014 » 12/7/2014
American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
1/6/2015 » 1/11/2015
Society for Historic Archaeology Annual Meeting
Don't miss the opportunity to network with your fellow CRM professionals at ACRA's 20th Annual Conference, September 18–20 at the Loews Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, FL.
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ACRA-l, the free forum sponsored by ACRA, is open to anyone who is interested in participating. You do not have to be an active ACRA member to join.
If you are an ACRA Member, and wish to participate in the new ACRA-l forum, you do not need to create a new account. You may use your existing account.
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