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Russell K. Brownlow, RPA

Vice President, Environmental, Austin

MA, Anthropology, University of Houston
BA, Anthropology/Archeology, University of Texas at Austin

 

Russ is a professional archeologist with more than 25 years of cultural resources management experience that ranges from basic archeological field work through comprehensive analysis and report writing for data-recovery projects. Having served 2 years as a research associate at the University of Texas’ Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) and 18 years as Horizon’s cultural resources director, he has amassed an in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws governing the protection of cultural resources, including the Antiquities Code of Texas, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA). While Russ recognizes the need to protect significant cultural resources, he also strives to balance the requirements of state and federal agencies and Native American tribes with those of his clients. In doing so, he has developed close working relationships with permitting agencies and tribal preservation officers that allow for a smoother, more integrated permitting process that is free of unexpected delays. Russ has always placed an emphasis on the need for clients to address cultural resources early in the planning stages of a project in order to facilitate a strategic plan in the event that significant cultural resources are encountered or mitigation is required for unavoidable impacts. He has conducted archeological investigations in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma, and much of his experience has involved survey, testing, and mitigation projects on mining ventures, pipeline and transmission corridors, highway rights-of-way, well pads, and National Guard training sites.