Message #56:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Chaining in Fire Rehabilitation Areas
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 15:28:56 -0700 (MST)
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From:	Susan Chandler
	    
	    Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists/ 
	    Alpine Archaeological Consultants
	    (970) 249-6761; FAX (970) 249-8482

To	    Garth Portillo
	    1447 East 9090 South, Sandy UT 84093-2202
	    (801) 539-4276; fax (801) 539-4074

Garth,
As president of CCPA, I sent a FAX today to ACHP regarding the proposed
chaining of fire rehabilitation areas in western Utah.  The text follows.  
I would appreciate it if you would also keep me posted of any developments
that you might learn of.  Thank you.

Susan Chandler

Attachment:

January 24, 1997

Claudia Nissley
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Western Office of Project Review
730 Simms
Golden,  CO  80401

Dear Ms Nissley:

The Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists (CCPA) is concerned that
significant historic properties on public lands in western Utah may be
destroyed by federal actions.  Specifically, it has come to our attention
that the Bureau of Land Management may initiate chaining of huge fire
rehabilitation areas with high site densities.  It is our understanding
that, although known sites have been flagged for avoidance, only from 7 to
23 percent of the impact areas have been inventoried for cultural resources.
Those sample surveys revealed a much higher site density than had been
anticipated.

CCPA's concern is not only with the potential adverse affect to historic
properties in this particular fire rehabilitation area, but also to the
precedence that is being set if ground disturbance is allowed to proceed.
CCPA would hope that ACHP would not endorse such actions without thorough
inventories, evaluations, and mitigation of significant cultural resources.

Please include CCPA on your list of interested parties with regard to this
action.  We would like to receive copies of correspondence and Programmatic
Agreements related to this project.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
 
Susan M. Chandler
President