Press Releases/Announcements


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Kate Sarther Gann
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(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2020
23
Mar

2020 Preservation Archaeology Field School Canceled

Tucson, Ariz. (March 23, 2020)—The 2020 Archaeology Southwest-University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School has been canceled. Director Karen Schollmeyer has issued the following statement: “It is with great regret that we share the news of the field school’s cancelation. The ...
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2020
13
Mar

A Message to Our Supporters and Friends

March 13, 2020 (updated April 1, 2020) Dear Friends: Following guidelines issued by federal, state, and municipal authorities, and out of sincere concern for your safety and welfare, as well as that of our community, we are temporarily closing our physical offices until further notice. Please ...
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2020
09
Mar

Archaeology Southwest Submits Formal Comments to the Council on Environmental Quality

Tucson, Ariz. (March 9, 2020)—On January 10, 2020, the Trump administration published proposed regulatory changes in the Federal Register. These changes relate to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was signed into law by President Nixon fifty years ago. This bedrock legislation pr...
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2020
28
Feb

Archaeology Southwest Opposes Fed's Preferred Plan for Chaco-Area Leasing

Taos, N.M. (Feburary 28, 2020)—Today, the Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Regional Office released a joint Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for lands surrounding Chaco Culture National...
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2020
28
Jan

Reed Responds to Council Vote, Clarifies Terms of Proposed Chaco Buffer Zone

Taos, N.M. (January 28, 2020)—Last week, on January 23, delegates of the Navajo Nation Council passed a resolution seeking to reduce the proposed buffer zone around Chaco Culture National Historical Park from 10 miles to 5. (Read reporting in the Santa Fe New Mexican here; read a report at KNAU he...
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2019
20
Dec

Congressional Spending Bill Includes Protection for Greater Chaco

Provisional ten-mile buffer zone passes; president is expected to sign Taos, N.M. (December 20, 2019)—The U.S. Senate has approved a $1.4 trillion spending package for the 2020 fiscal year. The White House has said that the president will sign the legislation. Importantly, the legislation include...
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2019
25
Nov

Archaeology Southwest Formally Opposes BLM Reorganization

Tucson, Ariz. (November 25, 2019)—Today, Archaeology Southwest joined a coalition of heritage preservation and advocacy groups in formally opposing the planned relocation of key offices at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado, and other locations in ...
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2019
19
Nov

Archaeology Southwest Submits Comments on Tonto National Forest Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Tucson, Ariz. (November 7, 2019)—Archaeology Southwest has submitted formal comments to Neil Bosworth, Superintendent of the Tonto National Forest. The comments responded to the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) released by the forest regarding a proposed copper mine and land exchange. ...
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2019
24
Oct

Archaeology Southwest Supports Boundary Expansion at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Tucson, Ariz. (October 24, 2019)—Today, a bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers led by Representative Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act. This legislation would create a federal land exchange to expand Casa Grande Ruins National Mo...
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2019
27
Sep

Archaeology Southwest Applauds Inclusion of Chaco Protection Zone in Appropriations Bill

Taos, N.M. (September 27, 2019)—On Thursday, September 26, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies put forward a $35.8 billion spending package for fiscal year 2020. The bill includes language directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to refrain fro...
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2019
13
Sep

Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities

Archaeology Southwest’s Archaeology Café Program Receives Grant Award from Arizona Humanities Funding will help encourage meaningful visits to some of the Southwest’s most special cultural sites and landscapes. Tucson, Ariz. (September 13, 2019)—Tucson-based nonprofit Archaeology Southwest ...
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2019
29
Jul

Archaeology Southwest Opposes Final Management Plan for Reduced Bears Ears

Tucson, Ariz. (July 29, 2019)—On July 25, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service released a Final Monument Management Plan for the 15 percent of Bears Ears National Monument that remains after an illegal reduction. Archaeology Southwest's President and CEO, Bill Doelle, has issued t...
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