Current Sponsored Projects
Cedar Mesa Perishables Project
The purpose of the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project is to 1) survey and photo-document the vast unpublished collections of archaeological textiles, baskets, wooden implements, hides, and other organic artifacts excavated from Basketmaker and ancestral Pueblo sites on Cedar Mesa during the 1890s; and 2) to make these collections more widely known to researchers, the public and native communities. These extraordinary yet little-known collections are located in six different museums – all outside of the Four Corners region.
Friends of Cedar Mesa supports this project and its focus on the preservation and interpretation of cultural resources from public lands in San Juan County, UT. To donate to the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project, visit the project page.
In 2015, Friends of Cedar Mesa launched a fiscal sponsorship program to support organizations and individuals on projects that are aligned with our mission and values. In particular, we sponsor projects that provide a conservation benefit or better understanding of the cultural and natural resources in San Juan County, UT in order to inspire stewardship of the area.