Bureau of Land Management

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

2020
29
Sep

Archaeology Southwest Pilot Survey Informs on Chaco Protection Zone

Dear Friends, This past Saturday was National Public Lands Day. I pretty seriously threw out my back on Friday, so I wasn’t up for a hike to celebrate this special day. But I did watch an amazing documentary on Patagonia’s YouTube site: “Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands....
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2020
14
Jul

Continuing Coverage: Administration to Announce “Revisions” to Bedrock Environmental Law

Dear Friends,  This past week, a four-story adobe building built in the early 1300s and known today as the Casa Grande has consumed many hours of my time. On Monday of last week, the manuscript for the reissue of our 2009 Archaeology Southwest Magazine on the Casa Grande Community was turned ove...
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2020
08
Jul

Commentary: Oil-Gas Leasing Would Encroach on Arches, Canyonlands, Bears Ears

Dear Friends, For the second week in a row, I ventured from my home office. This time, only for a few hours. I “ventured” to the eye doctor, because I really needed some new glasses. I wore a mask. And all the people in the office wore masks. It turned out the technician fitting me for my ...
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2020
26
May

Continuing Coverage: Feds Extend Deadline for Greater Chaco Comments to September 25

Dear Friends, Good news in today’s headline—Interior Secretary Bernhardt did the right thing. The deadline to comment on the revised management plan for Greater Chaco has been extended to September 25. Paul Reed has updated our information on making and submitting those comments. You can revi...
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2020
19
May

It’s Time to Make Ourselves Heard and Protect Greater Chaco—UPDATE

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist Go here for current information as of September 15, 2020. (May 21, 2020)—Everyone’s efforts to get the May 28 deadline extended have paid off! We now have until September 25, 2020, to work on comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bure...
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2020
30
Mar

Life of the Gila: Public Lands of the Gila Watershed

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (March 30, 2020)—This series has explored what landscape-scale archaeology, accumulated over some 130 years, illustrates about how past residents of the greater Gila Watershed thought about themselves and their neighbors. We focused on the big picture—time p...
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2020
27
Mar

Call to Action: Write Letters or Email to Help Protect Chaco

https://youtu.be/HPS0J4IGGB0 Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist Go here for current information as of September 15, 2020. (March 27, 2020)—You can act now to help protect Greater Chaco. The push is on to get the BLM-Farmington Field Office and BIA-Navajo Region to postpone the May ...
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2020
18
Feb

New Management Areas Protect Archaeology in Southwestern Colorado

New Management Areas Protect Archaeology in Southwestern Colorado The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office has designated three areas of critical environmental concern in Montezuma and San Miguel counties. The new amendment to the 2015 Resource Management Plan designates the Mesa Verde ...
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2020
11
Feb

Final Management Plans for Reduced Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante Open Lands to Extraction

Final Management Plans for Reduced Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante Open Lands to Extraction Thursday the Trump administration announced it was opening two national monuments to development. The culturally and geologically significant Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments will ...
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2020
21
Jan

Indigenous Art Exhibition at Yale Challenges History and Perception

Indigenous Art Exhibition at Yale Challenges History and Perception “Place, Nations, Generations, Beings,” a somber and moving display of two centuries’ worth of Native American artworks at the Yale University Art Gallery, comes with a conventional list of acknowledgments plus an unconvention...
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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
17
Sep

Border Construction Imperils Archaeological Sites in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Border Construction Imperils Archaeological Sites in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Environmental groups have fought unsuccessfully to halt construction in protected areas, arguing that more-imposing barriers could disrupt wildlife migration and threaten the survival of imperiled species. But ...
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