Our vision is for a robust and thriving CRM industry delivering responsible solutions that balance development and preservation and enjoying strong support from clients, government, and the public.
ACRA is the national trade association supporting and promoting the common interests of cultural resource management (CRM) firms of all sizes, types and specialties. Today, our member firms undertake much of the legally mandated CRM studies and investigations in the United States. Our firms’ clients include federal, state and local government agencies, private industry and non-profit groups. Our member firms employ thousands of cultural resource management professionals: archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, and an increasingly diverse group of other specialists. Using free market business practices, ACRA firms deploy skilled teams to provide our clients with the best service while fulfilling ethical and professional commitments.
Advocate for conditions that allow the CRM industry to thrive
Improve business efficacy of ACRA member firms
Improve the practice of cultural resource management