Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

Project details

  • Project Name: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
  • Project Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Project Location: Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

The Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, located in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, began operations in 1982 and was planned for development in multiple phases over the years. The Phase 4 expansion will provide an additional 10,500 gravesites over a period of ten years.

A.D. Marble was responsible for environmental and cultural resources investigations as part of the Phase 4 expansion of this National Veterans Cemetery. A.D. Marble assisted the project team in the site characterization and identification of environmental constraints and issues. A.D. Marble conducted rare, threatened, and endangered species surveys in order to confirm the presence or absence of four plant species of special concern and one federally listed species; and completed coordination with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PADCNR), and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) in accordance with Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. A delineation of wetlands and jurisdictional determination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was also completed.

The expansion area of the cemetery contains an archaeological site determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. A.D. Marble completed archaeological monitoring during geotechnical borings, and also completed Phase I archaeological investigations and prepared a negative findings form that was approved by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO).