Dr. Amy L. Ollendorf
dba ALO Environmental Associates


Environmental Consulting & Educational Services

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  • Environmental Compliance
  • Historic Preservation
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural History
  • Interpretation & Education
  • Eco- and Heritage Tourism
  • Micro-Botanical & Sedimentological Analyses

Dr. 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
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as
state-level laws across the country, including the
California 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. Ollendorf
also can manage environmental assessment (EA)
and environmental impact statement (EIS) projects.


Historic Standing Structures on the
Minneapolis Water Works Campuses


Maps Showing Route of Minnesota River Valley
Scenic Byway (top) and Archaeological Sensitivity in a
Proposed Project Area (bottom)

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 avoidance.

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.