Interpretation & Education
Eco- and Heritage Tourism
Micro-Botanical & Sedimentological Analyses
Ollendorf regularly completes a wide variety of tasks for clients who need to comply with federal laws, such as the National
Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as
laws across the country, including the
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
In addition to a broad array of cultural resources management (CRM) services,
including nominations of historic properties to the National Register of Historic Places, Dr.
also can manage
environmental assessment (EA)
environmental impact statement (EIS) projects.
Our customized capabilities support due-diligence & planning efforts as we routinely devise sensitivity
models to help clients identify areas of low, medium, and high potential for historic properties - significant archaeological
sites and standing structures, or traditional cultural properties - within their project areas. We constantly test our models
through field surveys and inventories.
Our sensitivity models can help clients during their decision-making in
regard to real-estate purchases. These models may also help streamline the planning process by mapping out locations for possible
Dr. Ollendorf also contributes to comprehensive & master planning efforts, particularly through
background research & literature reviews. She also has authored or participated in the development of several cultural
resources management plans.
Dr. Ollendorf was a team member for a marketing plan designed to encourage economic
development along a Scenic Byway in the Minnesota River Valley. She hopes to further help individual communities combine
eco- & heritage tourism with "smart growth" practices as redevelopment & new development are contemplated.
Toward the goal of supporting economic development that is environmentally sustainable, Dr. Ollendorf offers
interpretation & education services. For example, she can prepare text for interpretive panels and exhibits; she is also
available for training & other educational opportunities, such as teaching in college & community education settings.