Denise Jaffke, M.A., RPA, has worked as a professional archaeologist for various federal and state land managing agencies for over 25 years, applying archaeological theory and methods to cultural resource management and compliance procedures in California and Great Basin. She currently serves as Principal Investigator for Far Western and is permitted by the BLM in that role for California and Nevada. Prior to joining the company, Denise served as Cultural Resources Program Supervisor for California State Parks’ Cultural Resources Division, with the responsibility of directing statewide heritage program areas including Tribal Affairs, Historic Properties, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Maritime Heritage. She specializes in precontact subsistence and seasonality research, historic mining landscapes, and digital 3D documentation of historical and archaeological sites and resources. Her current research interests include the terrestrial and submerged maritime cultural landscape of Northern California’s doghole ports and the Redwood Coast timber industry.