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Title: Preserving heritage resources through responsible use of southern Nevada’s lands [Chapter 9]

Author: Raish, Carol B.

Date: 2013

Source: In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-303. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 175-184.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Southern Nevada’s cultural resources (heritage resources) include archeological remains, sacred sites, historic sites, and cultural landscapes of significance to Native Americans and many other groups. Locating, maintaining, and protecting these special places are part of the mandate of Nevada’s Federal and state agencies. This chapter addresses Sub-goal 2.2 in the SNAP Science Research Strategy, which is to preserve these resources through responsible use of southern Nevada’s lands (table 1.3; Turner and others 2009). It explores non-destructive means of identifying, recording, and protecting cultural resources. Cultural resources at risk, risk factors, and needed measures to protect them are discussed, with a focus on non-destructive preservation and protection measures. Selected methods of non-destructive identification, recording, and analysis of sub-surface remains are also reviewed.

Keywords: Mojave, Great Basin, anthropogenic disturbance, climate change, invasive species, altered fire regimes, water resources, species of conservation concern, restoration, heritage resources, recreation, ecosystem resilience, science-based management

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Raish, Carol B. 2013. Preserving heritage resources through responsible use of southern Nevada’s lands [Chapter 9]. In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-303. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 175-184.

 


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