The Native Archaeological Resource Specialists [NARS] is a group that consists of over twenty Native people who have been trained in Cultural Resource Management [CRM] in order to preserve and protect ancient Tlingit sites. The group was trained by SRSCORP Alaska under an independent program, and is now the active branch of the Chilkat Historic Preservation Office [CHPO], Chilkat Indian Village [CIV] at Klukwan, Alaska. Ten participants in the NARS program have taken part in training programs on numerous occasions and are routinely called on for archaeological and ethnohistoric investigations for federal, state, local agency, and private corporation projects. Participants have worked for Alaska DNR Forestry, Alaska DNR Parks and Recreation, and Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities [ADOT&PF] on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration, as well as numerous Haines-area private business owners/developers.
Five key personnel run the SRScorp facility and are in charge of conducting ethnographic studies for SRScorp.