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: