AffiliationBureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona
KeywordsNational Park Service
Devils Tower National Monument
Pipe Spring National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument
Montezuma Castle National Monument
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DescriptionThis study is one of the responses by the National Park Service to requirements in NAGPRA. The study was commissioned by the NPS Applied Ethnography Program in Washington, D.C., to identify individuals and tribes affiliated with the objects of cultural patrimony, sacred objects, or unassociated funerary objects at five NPS units, review those unit summaries, assist park or center staff in initiating consultation regarding those objects, and conduct a case demonstration consultation for Pipe Spring National Monument. The project was administered under Cooperative Agreement #8100 -1 -0001 between the Western Archeological and Conservation Center, National Park Service and the University of Arizona. While this study was specific to NAGPRA- related issues, the NPS does stipulate in its Management Policies (1988) that consultation with Native Americans will occur with regard to cultural resource issues. NAGPRA is not the only consultation arena the NPS is currently involved in with Native Americans.
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Ethnographic Overview and Assessment: Zion National Park Utah, and Pipe Spring National Monument, ArizonaStoffle, Richard W.; Austin, Diane; Halmo, David; Phillips, Arthur (Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, 1999-07)
Evaluating approaches for monitoring terrestrial vertebrates in United States national parks: An example from Tonto National Park Monument, ArizonaSchwalbe, Cecil R.; Swann, Donald Edward (The University of Arizona., 1999)I evaluated different approaches for monitoring of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals in national parks based on data from Tonto National Monument, Arizona, and 3 criteria: statistical power, cost, and ability to meet monitoring goals. Detecting a declining trend in abundance (18% over 10 years) with 80% power would require approximately 65 person-days of annual sampling for the 2 most common rodents, and 110 person-days for the 2 most common lizards. Detecting this trend in species richness of terrestrial vertebrates (reptiles, amphibians, and mammals) would require only 30 person-days annually. Monitoring abundances of vertebrates is often recommended for parks, but my study suggests that this approach is too expensive for most parks, and results may be inadequate for achieving agency goals of monitoring biological diversity. I advocate use of species richness in monitoring, and provide field and analytical methods for estimating this parameter.