Cultural, Geological,
Paleontological

Resource Definition

Generally speaking, this refers to human and natural resources which have intrinsic value because of their age, anthropological, heritage, scientific or other intangible significance. a. Cultural: of or relating to culture; societal concern for what is regarded as important in arts b. Historic: of, or pertaining to, history or past events c. Geological: the study of the Earth, its rocks, and their changes d. Paleontological: includes the study of non-human fossils to determine organisms’ evolution and interactions with each other and their environments.

Who controls or influences the resource the most?

Laws are in place to make sure that federal and state projects don’t carelessly destroy cultural resource. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) provides guidance to agencies and governments who are affected by these laws.