Baseline Consulting provides exceptional historical research and content to landowners, resource managers, wineries, and the public. With over 15 years experience in local and regional history, we are uniquely qualified to ‘tell the story’ of places and people at every scale, from small parcels to entire watersheds and regions. We have unique expertise in integrating a wide variety of sources into a detailed ‘picture of the past.’ By combining archival and field research with computerized mapping (GIS), we are able to develop rich historical background for everything from houses to landscape-scale hydrological and vegetation patterns. Our mission is to provide information essential to the preservation, restoration and appreciation of our cultural and natural resources.

Arthur Dawson, founder of Baseline Consulting, is a recognized expert on regional history and historical ecology. He has published several books on these subjects, including a local bestseller; been a guest lecturer at UC Davis and several California state universities, and is certified by the state of California as a Historical Consultant. His background includes over ten years as the Sonoma Ecology Center’s historical ecologist, where he worked for clients ranging from private landowners to the Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma County Water Agency, California Department of Fish and Game, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Read more about Arthur Dawson in his resume.

Baseline Consulting

13750 Arnold Drive Suite 3, Glen Ellen, CA 95442 / PO Box 207, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Office: (707) 996-9967 Cell (707) 509-9427