National Park Service

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

2016
25
Dec

Archaeology Southwest Acquires Another Important Place of the Past: Baicatcan

Archaeology Southwest Acquires Another Important Place of the Past: Baicatcan In 2011, Daniel Baker donated a conservation easement to Archaeology Southwest over 8 acres of his 12-acre residence to protect a portion of the José Solas Ruin. In 2014, Daniel approached Archaeology Southwest about do...
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2016
21
Oct

Department of Interior Announces BLM-BIA Cooperative Effort on Oil-Gas Leasing across the Greater Chaco Landscape

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (October 21, 2016)—The Department of Interior has just announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Farmington Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be partnering on an expanded analysis of oil & gas leasing and management on public and tribal ...
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2016
13
Jul

It's Complex

Daniel Agudelo, University of Michigan (Posted July 13, 2016)—On Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19 we had the awesome pleasure of visiting Chaco Canyon and learning about Chacoan culture. Getting to Chaco was a trip in itself—over 10 miles of unpaved, hilly, and bumpy roads! I am so glad...
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2016
29
May

Utah Considers Sale of State Land on Comb Ridge

Utah Considers Sale of State Land on Comb Ridge Officials with the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) are now considering a proposal to sell a 640-acre section on the southern tip of Comb Ridge in San Juan County. This scenic spot, located 6 miles west of Bluff on State...
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2016
25
Apr

New Mexico Park Visitation Rises

Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (April 25, 2016)—The latest statistics show a dramatic increase in visitation to National Park Service (NPS) parks and monuments in New Mexico, for March 2016. Several factors may be responsible for the uptick, including a promotional push by the Park Ser...
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2016
10
Jan

Expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Was Also an Assault on Public Lands

Expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Was Also an Assault on Public Lands When armed men shut down the 107-year-old Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the sagebrush steppes of the northern Great Basin on Saturday, their anti-government anger put federal management of public lands in...
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2015
08
Jul

Career Directions

Victoria Bowler, University of New Mexico Since graduating with an Anthropology degree three years ago, I have been putting off graduate school and roaming to and from National Park Service sites in the Southwest. My seasonal nomadic employment has supplied me with so many friends and networks and ...
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2015
05
Jul

Preservation in Action at Cedar Mesa and Chaco

Efforts to Save Utah's Cedar Mesa Reach a Crescendo The gnats and mosquitos were out in force that mid-June evening at our campsite, as was the Indian paintbrush, the penstemon, globe mallow and other wildflowers whose names I don’t know. The long day’s last light slowly ran its fingers down th...
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2015
10
May

Vandalism in National Parks Is on the Decline, Except in Urban Areas

Vandalism in National Parks Is on the Decline, Except in Urban Areas City dwellers can argue over whether graffiti is vandalism or art or some strange hybrid of the two. But when it appears in national parks, there should be no question: It's desecration. Over the last several years, across the 400 ...
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2015
05
Apr

Judge Rules Vandalism by ATV Is Not Protected Speech

Judge Rules Vandalism by ATV Is Not Protected Speech  A federal judge on Wednesday rejected San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's claim that the First Amendment shields him from conspiracy charges stemming from his role in organizing a motorized group ride into southeastern Utah's Recapture Can...
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2015
29
Mar

National Endowment for the Humanities Provides Grant to Digitize and Preserve Data from Salmon Pueblo

National Endowment for the Humanities Provides Grant to Digitize and Preserve Data from Salmon Pueblo Carrie Heitman, an assistant professor of archaeology at UNL, will lead the digitization of the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection that tells the story of the indigenous Chacoan cultur...
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2014
23
Nov

Park Service Considering New Rules for Deaccessioning Archaeological Materials

Park Service Considering New Rules for Deaccessioning Archaeological Materials The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a rule to allow deaccessioning of federally owned archaeological items determined to be of insufficient national archaeological interest. The amendment to the Code of Federal ...
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