Partnerships between the USFS and New Mexico SiteWatch

Author(s): Jan Biella

Year: 2016


In 2002 the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division (SHPO) established a statewide site stewardship program, New Mexico SiteWatch, that works with federal and state agencies to help preserve archaeological sites. The program is organized into local chapters and has integrated two established programs--one for the Santa Fe National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management in northwest New Mexico. The USFS has been a partner from the beginning. In addition to monitoring threatened sites, SiteWatch volunteers have provided additional support. The poster features one very successful partnership to remove extensive graffiti at Sandia Cave NHL, an important early Paleoindian site that remains important to nearby Pueblos.

Cite this Record

Partnerships between the USFS and New Mexico SiteWatch. Jan Biella. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404008)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;