NR 551 - Cultural Resource Management on Military Lands

  • 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to cultural resources laws and policies as they apply to military lands, and the practices commonly employed in the management and preservation of these diverse and non-renewable resources. It covers a broad range of heritage resources found on military installations and lands, including prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, historic buildings and structures, traditional cultural properties, historic landscapes archaeological artifacts, and Native American sacred sites, sacred objects, and human remains.

Various tools and techniques for accomplishing heritage management goals and complying with federal and state legislation will be reviewed. Numerous cases studies from military lands, to include stakeholder involvement and consultation, will be included.


Completed undergraduate degree; NR 550 (Sustainable Military Lands Management).

Important Information

All required texts are available for online purchase through the Colorado State University Bookstore. They may also be purchased online through If you order your books through Amazon, be sure you order the correct edition of the main King volume (4th edition published in 2013) and the Hardesty/Little volume (2nd edition published in 2009). Using the ISBN numbers provided here should ensure the correct purchase.


James A. Zeidler
James A. Zeidler

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Dr. James Zeidler is a Senior Research Scientist at Colorado State University and Registered Professional Archaeologist. As Associate Director for Cultural Resources for the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at Colorado State University, Dr. Zeidler serves as the CEMML's chief cultural resources specialist. His responsibilities include the execution of cultural resources management (CRM) planning and technical support efforts for the Army and other DoD services. Areas of technical support include: planning level surveys, compliance inventories, and National Register eligibility assessments for historic and prehistoric archaeological resources and historic buildings/structures; Native American consultation; historic context studies; cultural resources data management and analysis; GIS/GPS support; predictive archaeological modeling; and the development of Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans (ICRMPs).