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Latest News on Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape
Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (May 8, 2019)—A mixed ruling with good news for protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape came out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver yesterday. The court was ruling on an appeal from district court on a lawsuit filed by environmentalists in New...
Update on Protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape
Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (August 23, 2016)—I’m overdue for an update on Archaeology Southwest’s efforts—with our partners—to protect the Greater Chaco Landscape. First, good news: we have produced a brochure highlighting the issues we face. This highly readable broch...
Meeting with Senator Tom Udall at Chaco Canyon
By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist June 30, 2015—As many of you know, I’ve been actively engaged in protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape for much of the last year. Impacts to this amazing landscape from the development of oil-gas facilities in association with the Mancos Shale play...
A Chance for Public Comment on the Fracking of the Chacoan Landscape
A Chance for Public Comment on the Fracking of the Chacoan Landscape The 10-member Farmington District RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in the BLM's Farmington District. Planned agenda it...
Preserving the Greater Chaco Landscape
By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist Together with the Partnership for Responsible Business and EcoFlight, I was fortunate to be involved in two flights over the San Juan Basin and the Chacoan landscape. In October and again in November, I flew with Bruce Gordon (EcoFlight) and a num...
Boom Times for Archaeologists in North Dakota - Is the Four Corners Region Next?
Boom Times for Archaeologists in North Dakota - Is the Four Corners Region Next? Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these ...