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

 

About

WestHall Heritage

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

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Services

 

Historical Research

 

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

Services

 

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

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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

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Principal Consultant

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 author for the 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.                    Click here to see Dr. West's full CV.

 
 

Contact Us

360 Bloor Street, East

Suite 206

Toronto, Ontario

Canada M4W 3M3

416.694.5684 (o) 416.316.3726 (m)

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