›› Since 2017, TVA’s Thousand Eyes Archaeological Outreach Program has hosted two site stewardship workshops and trained 15 additional volunteers to assist in monitoring archaeological sites on TVA land. TVA now has a total of 45 volunteers trained to assist. ›› BLM reported on several different partnerships that maintained and enhanced historic properties: • BLMWyoming conducted its 10th Passport in Time fieldwork project in the south Bighorn Mountains. Six volunteers, accompanied by two BLM archaeologists, donated 270 hours to identify and document cultural sites. Volunteers successfully updated information for 16 cultural sites originally recorded in 1974 and produced detailed documentation for each. Crews also found several new sites, which were evaluated for National Register eligibility. This valuable work will allow BLM to manage the sites appropriately in the future, and aids land use planning in the area. • BLM California completed restoration work at the Trinidad Lighthouse. Restoration was guided by the Trinidad Head Lighthouse Management Plan with the aid of volunteer partners from the Trinidad Museum. The lighthouse, built in 1871, still functions as a maritime navigational aid and serves as a focal point for local community events. • In 2019, six archaeologists from BLM Nevada and Texas A&M University stabilized Bonneville Estates Rockshelter in the eastern portion of the Elko District. The site is the oldest and best stratified archaeological site in Nevada. This work reduced potential safety hazards associated with the open trenches and preserves remaining, intact cultural deposits for future research.
On September 23, 2019, the ACHP entered into an MOU with Salish Kootenai College (SKC), MT, and the ACHP Foundation to provide educational, personal development, and professional growth opportunities to students in the Tribal Historic Preservation and Tribal Governance and Administration degree programs.The MOU commits ACHP staff to provide classroom lectures; develop Section 106 course content; and, co-host a tribal-federal summit on historic preservation at SKC. (ACHP)
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