Patrick Heaton is a Principal and the Director of Cultural Resources at Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR). He is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) with more than 20 years of experience managing cultural resources (i.e., archaeological and historic sites) compliance, environmental permitting, and historic preservation projects, and meets the Qualifications for the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (per 36 CFR 61). His primary areas of technical expertise include archaeology, cultural resources management, visual impact assessment, and environmental permitting compliance and strategy, including State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Tribal consultation, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).
As Director of Cultural Resources, Patrick oversees cultural resources surveys, archaeological investigations, historic preservation planning projects, and develops avoidance and/or mitigation strategies for archaeological sites and historic properties. Mr. Heaton has significant experience with transportation, energy transmission, and utility-scale renewable energy (wind and solar) projects in New York, New England, Ohio, and Maryland.