A Local Government and Tribal Collaborative Approach to Cultural Resources Management


The Pima County (Arizona) Office of Sustainability and Conservation is applying a proactive approach to cultural resources management on approximately 100,000 acres of Conservation Lands the County has recently acquired for conservation purposes. County stewardship and management of these lands brings with it several responsibilities, among them developing a management plan through collaboration with Tribes that guides 1) the identification of Traditional Cultural Properties, 2) monitoring of current and future agents that may impact Traditional Cultural Properties, 3) determining strategies to mitigate impacts to Traditional Cultural Properties. Prior to writing a management and monitoring plan, Pima County began collaboration with several Tribes that have ancestral ties to the Conservation Lands, by holding a series of meetings with each of the Tribes. These consultations documented and assessed the level and focus of Tribal interest, concerns, and needs. This means that Tribal concerns and perspectives are incorporated into planning, fieldwork, documentation, and management protocols. Each of the Tribes observed that this type of proactive approach to cultural resources management is especially valuable. This provides Tribes an opportunity to have meaningful input during both the plan’s formulation and implementation.

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A Local Government and Tribal Collaborative Approach to Cultural Resources Management. Adam Sezate, Courtney Rose, Ian Milliken, Roger Anyon. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443672)

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Abstract Id(s): 20189