Who We Are

Beyond Environmental Services Technology is a certified women-owned, HUBZone small business.  

Located in Rapid City, South Dakota, Beyond specializes in cultural resource management (CRM), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) consultation, and GIS services.  As our name indicates, Beyond is a step above the competition.  Our excellent working relationships with tribal organizations, government agencies, State Historic Preservation Offices and other regulatory bodies is key to our success in meeting and exceeding the needs of our clients.

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The Beyond team is composed of individuals with diverse professional and technical expertise with experience in the Northern Plains, Rocky Mountains, Midwest and several other geographic areas across the continental United States and internationally.  The organizational and project management structure enables multiple elements of projects to be completed simultaneously, allowing projects to be completed on time or well before the due date.  By employing highly trained and qualified staff, we are able to utilize the experience and capabilities of several individuals to complete specific tasks under the direction of qualified principal investigators.  Beyond has the resources, staff, and subcontracting capabilities to simultaneously perform various project tasks at multiple project sites.

Services

  • Phase I, II, and III archeological investigations

  • Historic Records search and literature reviews

  • Archeological Monitoring

  • Artifact curation preparation

  • GIS database management and mapping

  • Geophysical Investigations

  • Environmental Assessments/Environmental Reviews

  • Permitting Assistance

  • Aerial Imagery

  • 3D scanning

  • Tribal consultation

EXAMPLE PROJECTS

Ellsworth Air Force Base - Private Contractor

This project included conducting field investigation of the project area that is proposed to install a 150 ft. monopole tower on the Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) located in Meade County, SD.  Pedestrian cultural resources inventory consisted of five meter spaced transects of approximately 0.30 acres.  No cultural resources were observed during inventory.  It was determined that the proposed tower will have no adverse effect on the two eligible properties (Ellsworth AFB Railroad and Portable Alignment Gyroscopic Facility) located in the visual area of potential effect.

HISTORIC PROPERTIES INVENTORY AND DOCUMENTATION

LEVEL III CULTURAL RESOURCE INVENTORY

Pine Ridge Hospital - Indian Health Services

A Level III inventory was conducted for the Pine Ridge Indian Health Services (IHS) Hospital and Staff Compound located in Shannon County, SD, for additional improvements that are expected to be built in future projects within the compound.  Prior to inventory, an interview was conducted with a Tribal Historic Preservation Office Advisory Committee member regarding area history and potential for tribally important locations.  Pedestrian inventory consisted of ten meter transects for the majority of the project area, with five meter transects conducted within boundaries of previously recorded archeological sites, all which had been previously determined not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.  Of the 132 acres of land inventoried, approximately 50 acres had been disturbed by previous construction.  No cultural resources were identified during the field inventory for this project.  It was determined that proposed improvements to IHS would have no effect on the historic properties in the project area.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

United States Department of Agriculture - Eastern Pennington Waterline

An Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and other relevant laws and regulations, under direction of the USDA Forest Service, Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, and Wall Ranger District.  The Eastern Pennington County Cooperative Grazing District proposed to construct two meter pits, approximately nine miles of waterlines and eleven livestock watering tank locations on federal lands managed by the U.S. Forest Services in the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands.  The EA disclosed the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects that would result from the no action, and proposed action alternatives.

To provide accurate and professional projects while following federal and local compliance laws, on time and under budget for our clients.

A step above the competition.

OUR MISSION:

City of Deadwood

This project included conducting a 3D scan of two architectural structures in Deadwood, SD.  The 21 Taylor Avenue structure is a gable roof outbuilding built into the slope of a hill with exposed rafter beams on the south side.  The City of Deadwood wanted this structure recorded before it is to be demolished.  The other structure, located at 27 Lincoln Avenue, is a 1.5 story building with an Italianate main house including some architectural elements from later styles such as Craftsman square porch columns, an American Foursquare massing, and Queen Anne decorative treatments.  Both structures are contributing resources in the Deadwood National Historic Landmark District and are associated with the initial growth period of Deadwood in the late 1800s.  This scan data is used to document anomalies such as shifts in level, tilt and surface wrinkles in a topographic style leveling map.  It provides a clean, accurate database used for CAD (computer aided design) development in 2D and 3D modeling and preserves an accurate digital record of the historic structures.

DEADWOOD 3D SCAN

Batesland Water System Improvements - Indian Health Services

A Level III cultural resources inventory for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Water and Sewer Company (OSTWS) and Indian Health Services (IHS) Batesland Water System Improvements was conducted in Shannon County, SD.  IHS wanted to replace and improve the water system in Batesland, SD.  An oral history was taken by Reuben Weston and Jana Morehouse from elder William Hanneman and the local store owners to determine site leads and history of Batesland.  Inventory consisted of a total of 1.5 miles of waterline, the entire town of Batesland.  Three archeological sites and seven structures were recorded during inventory.  The project recommended that the sites and structures be avoided to not have an adverse effect, and recommended that monitoring occur to ensure no cultural deposits were located during construction.

Shafter Tunnel Communications Tower - Union Pacific Railroad

The Union Pacific (UP) railroad planned to build a 65 ft. communications tower along the railroad tunnel in central Nevada for safety purposes.  The initial records search showed a possible route of the California Trail, part of the National Trails System, located in the visual area of potential effect.  Inventory area included multiple acres around the proposed tower location and the proposed utilities corridor along the railroad tracks to an existing bungalow.  Fieldwork resulted in the railroad and railroad tunnel to be recorded, as well as a segment of the Trail mapped.  Consultation began with the National Trails, State Historic Preservation Office, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in order to avoid a potential adverse visual effect on the trail segment and the tunnel.  Consultation resulted in working with the client to look for alternatives by presenting a view shed, as well as suggesting structural changes.  Overall, monitoring was required during the construction, and a report was produced on the California Trail system in the area, including more accurate maps and locations.  The tower was successfully constructed.