Department of the Interior

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Kate Sarther
Communications Director
Email | (520) 882-6946, ext. 16

 

2021
23
Feb

Grand Canyon Protection Act Introduced in Senate

Dear Friends,  I keep returning to the themes that Scientific American called on the Biden administration to prioritize: COVID-19, climate change, respect for science, and respectful discourse. The latter three issues are highlighted in today’s link to an article by Judy Fahys on Interior’s ...
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2020
22
Dec

Congresswoman Debra Haaland Nominated to Be Next Secretary of the Interior

Dear Friends,  This day after the winter solstice, the sun is setting. Things are quieting down—thankfully.  I crammed the typical weekly Zoom hours into two days. It’s time for a break. Time for rest and reflection.  At Archaeology Southwest, 2021 looks promising. We’re planning t...
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2020
18
Dec

Archaeology Southwest Applauds Congresswoman Haaland’s Nomination as Secretary of the Interior

Tucson, Ariz. (December 18, 2020)—Yesterday, Congresswoman Debra Haaland (NM-1) was announced as the Secretary of the Interior nominee by President-elect Joe Biden. Archaeology Southwest welcomes and strongly supports Representative Haaland’s nomination. “If ever a federal agency were in ne...
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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
05
May

Continuing Coverage: Interior Moves Public Meetings Online, Does Not Postpone Deadlines

Dear Friends, It’s Tuesday afternoon, and I’m getting ready to moderate our second Archaeology Café Online. Tonight’s program will be with John Welch, who directs Archaeology Southwest’s Landscape and Site Protection Program, and our honored guest, Octavius Seowtewa of Zuni Pueblo. John ...
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2020
14
Apr

Indigenous Landscapes of the Grand Canyon

Dear Friends of Southwest Archaeology Today, I hope this finds you well. My week was brightened by another bit of good news from a Preservation Archaeology Field School alumnus: Kiley Stoj (2018) was awarded a Fulbright, as reported by SUNY Cortland. Congratulations, Kiley. As I write this Tue...
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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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2018
25
Feb

Interior Department Reorganization Would Reduce Federal Authority on Public Lands

Analysis: Interior Department Reorganization Would Reduce Federal Authority on Public Lands U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his department that's supposed to speed up permitting for development on public...
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2017
07
Sep

Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape: Threats from Oil and Gas

Banner image: Flares outside of Bloomfield. Courtesy of EcoFlight. New Mexico Delegation Urges Continued Deferral of Leasing in Protection Zone (September 7, 2017)—Yesterday, Senators Udall and Heinrich and Representative Lujan sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Zinke calling on the ...
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2017
12
May

For Bears Ears, Our National Monuments, and the Antiquities Act

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (May 12, 2017)—The outraged community had the Swedish scientist arrested. The scientist, Gustav Nordenskiöld (1868–1895), had undertaken quite good archaeological excavations, by today’s standards, at cliff dwellings in southwestern Colorado’s Mesa ...
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2017
27
Mar

Archaeology Organizations Ask Interior Secretary to Support Bears Ears

Banner image by R. E. Burrillo Scientific resources, cultural heritage and economic development at stake Tucson, Ariz. (March 6, 2017) – On the heels of Ryan Zinke’s confirmation as Secretary of the Interior, seven groups whose missions address the archaeology of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Ne...
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2017
05
Mar

Archaeology Organizations Ask Interior Secretary to Support Bears Ears

Scientific resources, cultural heritage and economic development at stake Tucson, Ariz. (March 6, 2017) – On the heels of Ryan Zinke’s confirmation as Secretary of the Interior, seven groups whose missions address the archaeology of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are urging the new Secre...
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