Protection Efforts

Places We Protect

We protect places on the land by purchasing sites, acquiring conservation easements, and working directly with landowners.

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Great Bend of the Gila

We have joined a broad array of tribal, national, and local partners in advocating for the designation of a Great Bend of the Gila National Monument.

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Friends Grassroots Network

We are a proud member of the Friends Grassroots Network, which undertakes advocacy on behalf of National Conservation Lands, including National Monuments and National Conservation Areas.

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Heritage Southwest Database

We host the Heritage Southwest (HSW) geodatabase, which holds information on more than 10,000 ancient and historic archaeological sites in the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico.

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Setting Protection Priorities

We facilitate priority planning workshops through which stakeholders develop a comprehensive vision for how to identify, describe, evaluate, locate, and protect regional archaeological sites and cultural landscapes.

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Camp Naco

We are helping to build a new future for Camp Naco, an adobe military installation dating to the Mexican Border Defense campaign.

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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Expansion

We hold that expansion of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument would preserve a significant portion of this cultural landscape and provide a window on the Hohokam world for future generations.

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Honey Bee Village Community Outreach

We engaged the public in developing a multicultural interpretive plan for the Honey Bee Village archaeological preserve in Oro Valley, Arizona.

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Preservation and Collections Management at Salmon Pueblo

Together with the Salmon Ruins Museum, we undertook long-term curation and preservation of the enormous artifact, sample, and archival-photographic collection from excavations at Salmon Pueblo.

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Snaketown Artistic Heritage Project

We worked with the Arizona State Museum to scientifically document the Snaketown Collection, a large assemblage of Hohokam artifacts, before portions of it were returned to the Gila River Indian Community.

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Travel Management on Our National Forests

Explore how we can balance our enjoyment of national forest lands with the need to protect the very same cultural, biological, and geological resources that make them so special.

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Coordinated Resource Management Planning for Arizona’s Perry Mesa

Archaeology Southwest joins the Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and other stakeholders in identifying long-term needs and management goals for Arizona’s Perry Mesa.

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