Cultural Resource Planning

  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • CEQA Training for Elected Officials, Planning Commissioners, Planning Staff, and Tribal Preservation Officers
  • Assistance with General Plan and Ordinance Development


Dr. Parker of Archaeological Research help set up the California Historical Resource Inventory System (CHRIS) at Sonoma State University during the 1970’s.  Between 1986 and 1989, he ran the CHRIS South Central Coast Information Center at UCLA and was responsible for maintaining all cultural resource records and reports for Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange Counties.  While at UCLA, 119 city and county planning agencies looked to Dr. Parker for input and guidance concerning cultural resources and their treatment under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  Dr. Parker has also held staff positions with the City of San Jose Public Works Dept., San Luis Obispo County Planning Dept., Caltrans, and the U.S. Forest Service.  He served two years as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Clearlake and chaired the Lake County Heritage Commission.  This experience allows him to look at the land use planning process from all perspectives.

Policy and Procedure Development

Dr. Parker has assisted in the development of policy and procedure guidelines for many state and local agencies and special districts including Caltrans, the City of San Jose Public Works Dept., San Luis Obispo County Planning, Lake County Planning, Ventura County Planning, and Los Angeles Planning Dept.

CEQA Training

Dr. Parker has developed and conducted staff training programs for many jurisdictions including the Cities of Carlsbad, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, San Luis
Obispo, Arroyo Grande, and Lake County Supervisors and Planning Commissioners.

General Plan and Ordinance Development

Dr. Parker has assisted in writing Cultural Resource Sections for General Plans for the State Park System, Lake County, and Sonoma County.  He also helped develop the Lake County grading ordinance and provided valuable input during the development of the San Luis Obispo City Archaeological Ordinance.  

If your agency is in need of his expertise, feel free to contact Dr. Parker at the address or email listed below.