OSA archaeologists, architectural historians, and educators collaborate with local, statewide, and regional organizations to research and develop historic preservation initiatives including: historic contexts, short- and long-term management plans, historic preservation grants, conservation easements, and nominations for the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks.

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Conservation Easements

Conservation easements are a tool that Iowans can use to preserve important archaeological sites while the land remains in private ownership.

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Grant Partnerships

OSA frequently assists small organizations and non-profits with grant writing for projects that incorporate OSA archaeologists and educators.

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Consulting Services

Contract OSA for historic architectural surveys; studies of the built environment; historical context research & write-ups including rural, African-American, and American Indian history; and NRHP & NHL nominations.