Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project: Best Management Practices Manual


This is an abstract from the "The Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project: A Multivocal Analysis of the San Juan Basin as a Cultural Landscape" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (NGWSP) is a Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) sponsored project in northwest New Mexico that will convey water from the San Juan River to Navajo and Jicarilla Apache communities, as well as to the City of Gallup. Reclamation developed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) that prescribes how cultural resources, including numerous archaeological sites, will be considered during project construction. The PA stipulates that a lessons-learned case study or best management practices manual (manual) shall be produced following the completion of construction. Logan Simpson and Parametrix archaeologists and anthropologists have been working with Reclamation and the NGWSP PA consulting parties to develop the first draft of the manual. One of the themes of the manual is to provide guidance on how to meaningfully engage in consultation with Native American tribes so that the perspectives and knowledge of descendant communities are given equal footing to understanding and managing the archaeological resources, traditional cultural properties, and the cultural landscapes being investigated as part of the NGWSP. This paper presents both case studies and recommendations on how tribal participation is critical to archaeological work completed within a National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 context.

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Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project: Best Management Practices Manual. Erick Laurila, Jewel Touchin, Saul Hedquist, Shawn Kelley, Shere Churchill. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452302)

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Abstract Id(s): 25146