Earth Day Service Project – Muley Point, UT

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Register today for this service project with the National Park Service.

Visit with Respect Ambassador Training – Bluff, UT

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Find out more about becoming a VWR Ambassador here.

Cedar Mesa Great House Service Project- Cedar Mesa, UT

May 5, 2017

Help us celebrate Utah Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month! Join Friends of Cedar Mesa and the BLM to help protect an ancient Puebloan great house on Cedar Mesa that is being damaged by cattle and off-road vehicles. Sign up here.

 Weaving the World Together – Rusticks Gallery, Bluff, UT

May 21, 2017 at 4 pm

Archaeology expert Janet Lever-Wood of Mancos, CO will be joining Friends of Cedar Mesa for a guest lecture on woven artifacts. This event is part of the 2017 Four Corners Lecture Series.

Time’s Arrow in Southeastern Utah: An Overview of Recent Site Stabilization Projects and Why Preservation Matters – Edge of the Cedars State Park & Museum, Blanding, UT

October 14, 2017 at 2 pm

Friends of Cedar Mesa and the Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum are teaming up for a guest lecture by archaeologist and co-owner of Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants, Jason Chuipka. The spectacular prehistoric ruins on Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge in southeastern Utah are popular hiking destinations that receive thousands of visitors each year. These fragile archaeological remains are threatened by both natural and human agents that can erode, damage, and rearrange archaeological deposits. Conservation measures need to address this deterioration while not impacting the scientific, aesthetic, or cultural values of prehistoric sites. This presentation will explore how and why preservation is conducted, and illustrate this work from recent projects on BLM lands in San Juan County, Utah.

Jason Chuipka is a professional archaeologist with 22 years of fieldwork experience on tribal, federal, state, and private lands in the Four Corners region of the northern Southwest. He has worked on sites that range from Paleoindian to Historic in age and has presented information on this work in print and at a variety of conferences. Jason is the co-owner of Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants, Inc. in Cortez, Colorado.

This event is part of the 2017 Four Corners Lecture Series.

Celebrate Cedar Mesa- Bluff, UT

March 2-4, 2018

Mark your calendars for next year’s annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa event!