Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida): Engaging the Public to Monitor Heritage at Risk
Author(s): Sarah Miller
Along Florida’s 8,000 miles of shoreline, nearly 4,000 archaeological sites and over 600 recorded historic cemeteries are at risk from coastal erosion and rising sea levels. The matter remains complex in Florida where despite the 20 percent higher rate of sea level rise compared to the global average, "climate change" remains politically taboo. This paper will outline ongoing efforts to engage the public in monitoring coastal sites and the creation of the Heritage Monitoring Scout (HMS Florida) by the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) as well as discuss outcomes of the first annual "Tidally United: Cultural Resources Shoreline Monitoring and Public Engagement Summit" as FPAN plans for a second summit in June 2017.
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Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida): Engaging the Public to Monitor Heritage at Risk. Sarah Miller. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431039)
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