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Identifying Sites and Resources in Greater Chaco
Dear Friends, I was pleased to see a major new initiative by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation called the Monuments Project. Mellon has allocated $250 million over the next five years to this effort. From what I gather, the focus is likely to favor urban settings. According to the New York Times...
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....
Feds Urged to Extend Public Process for Greater Chaco Management Plans
Dear Friends, Thanks to those of you who shared your own love of maps in reply to my note from last week. Maps, books, art—what’s not to love? As I read through the stories for today’s edition, I again felt distressed by the continuing loss of water at Quitobaquito Springs. As climat...