Cultural Resource Management

CBBS offers a variety of cultural resources management services to both the public and private sectors. The CRM branch of the center was established in September 1995 and has steadily broadened its scope of activity, working on various federal, state, municipal and other projects. A dedicated team of professionals at the center has expertise in a wide range of CRM-related fields.

At the core of any CRM program are the people who are responsible for designing, running, and reporting projects. The staff of the Center for Big Bend Studies has extensive backgrounds in Texas history and archeology with a strong emphasis in the Trans-Pecos region and peripheral areas.

The center's position as a department of Sul Ross State University provides access to the resources of the Archives of the Big Bend, the Museum of the Big Bend, Bryan Wildenthal Library and other academic and research units of the university.

The capabilities and resources of the center's CRM program include:

  • background research
  • archeological fieldwork
  • laboratory analysis of both prehistoric and historic specimens
  • rock art assessments and documentation
  • oral history interviews (English and Spanish)
  • photographic documentation
  • letter and technical reports

The center is committed to thorough scientific approaches during all project phases and the timely completion of research designs, fieldwork, laboratory analyses, and technical reports to satisfy the needs of our clients and federal and state regulations.

For information on the center's Cultural Resources Management services, contact: CRM Program, Center for Big Bend Studies, Box C-71, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX 79832; phone (432) 837-8179; fax (432) 837-8381; e-mail