WestHall Heritage Research & Consulting
Heritage Resource Management Services to Federal, Provincial, State and Municipal Agencies, and the Private Sector in Canada and the United States
Research & Consulting
WHRC offers heritage preservation services for the conservation planning and management of cultural heritage resources with the highest standards of conservation principles and practices
Working with clients in the U.S. and Canada, including U.S. Navy, the National Park Service, the states of Alabama, Georgia and Virginia, the Province of Ontario, various municipalities, architects, engineers, developers and not-for-profit organizations, WHRC ensures the value of our services achieve highly satisfied clients
WHRC offers in-depth primary and secondary research services for all types of reports, plans and assessments required to meet federal, provincial, state and municipal heritage conservation requirements
Report Writing, Review & Editing
WHRC provides expertise in report preparation for regulatory compliance monitoring, built heritage and cultural heritage landscapes resource management, submerged resource site management, and annual and quarterly reports and peer review of draft and completed cultural heritage resource reports
Cultural Heritage Assessments
WHRC has extensive experience preparing cultural heritage evaluations required for compliance with the Ontario Heritage Act and O.Regs. 9/06 & 10/06 including, but not limited to, Heritage Impact Assessments, Cultural Heritage Evaluation Reports and Strategic Conservation Plans
Submerged & Terrestrial Cultural Resource Management Planning
WHRC through its depth of experience undertakes resource management plans for federal, state, provincial and not-for-profit organizations. These plans include but are not limited to, submerged and terrestrial shipwreck, battlefield and built heritage sites
Naval & Maritime History
WHRC has in-depth knowledge of naval and maritime history throughout the world, with particular expertise in American Civil War, Revolutionary War and Canadian naval and maritime history. WHRC has presented on these subjects at conferences and stakeholder engagement meetings nationally and internationally
Government Policy & Programs
WHRC provides professional and technical advice to federal, provincial, state and municipal governments, for the development and implementation of policies, regulations and guidelines for the protection and conservation of cultural heritage resources
W. Wilson West PhD CAHP
Dr. West has more than 30 years’ experience working in the culture/heritage sector as a historian, archaeologist, curator, researcher, policy advisor, and heritage preservation consultant in the public and private sector. As a Policy Advisor with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport (MTCS), he was the Project Lead for the development and implementation of guidelines and regulations for the protection of marine heritage resources, establishing Ontario’s first marine protected areas for the wreck sites of the USS Hamilton and USS Scourge, and the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in O. Reg. 11/06 under the Ontario Heritage Act.
As a Culture Services Advisor at MTCS, he was Project Lead for the development of a Compliance Monitoring and Reporting Framework as required under the Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Provincial Heritage Properties. Dr. West was the lead for the preliminary background research for the development of a Strategic Conservation Plan for Ontario Place, a Provincial Heritage Property of Provincial Significance. Dr. West is adept at managing stakeholder expectations, including provincial and municipal review authorities. He has extensive experience preparing cultural heritage evaluations required for compliance with the Ontario Heritage Act, including, but not limited to, Heritage Impact Assessments, Cultural Heritage Evaluation Reports and Strategic Conservation Plans.
Parslow Heritage Consultancy, Inc.
PHC provides archaeological and cultural heritage services to private, municipal and provincial developers in Ontario
LEC offers archaeological services, with the majority of projects consisting of Stage 1-4 archaeological assessments to achieve development approvals