Tobyhanna Army Depot

Project details

  • Project Name: Tobyhanna Army Depot
  • Project Client: USACE
  • Project Location: Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District, A.D. Marble has completed research and site investigations for the preparation of the update to the 2008 Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP) and the 2001 Planning Level Survey of Natural Resources for the 1,293-acre Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. A.D. Marble completed a Phase IA archaeological assessment to identify known and potential archaeological resources and areas of archaeological sensitivity. An inventory of all architectural resources was also completed to determine which resources may be historic properties that are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The detailed research investigation was largely focused on the development of TYAD during the Cold War era. TYAD was recommended not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) concurred with the findings of the study.

The results of these investigations were then incorporated into an ICRMP. Development of the ICRMP included consultation with the PA SHPO and the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation (ACHP), including the development of a Programmatic Agreement to streamline future Section 106 consultations. A.D. Marble also prepared an environmental assessment evaluating the potential impacts of implementing the ICRMP. As part of the natural resources inventory, our field biologists completed a delineation of all wetland and waterway resources at TYAD. A total of 36 wetlands covering 159 acres were delineated and described in a wetland and waterways delineation report. A jurisdictional determination was obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).