Site Stewardship is important because the professional staff of public agencies is unable to periodically and systematically visit recorded archaeological and/or historic sites that are under their jurisdictions and that are subject to impacts. Limitations in agency staffing, funding, priorities, and physical access to remote areas are some of the reasons why Site Stewards can make a significant contribution to our collective cultural heritage. Site Stewards can be the “eyes and ears” of professional staff and help preserve and protect cultural resources for future generations of scientists and the public.
It’s important to us to preserve major prehistoric, historic and paleontological resources for the purposes of conservation, scientific study and interpretation.
Verde Valley Site Watch is a program of
the Verde Valley Archaeology Center
developed to support the Arizona Site
Stewards network of volunteers who monitor the Sedona/Verde Valley area..
Grants Received from the Arizona Community Foundations of Sedona and Yavapai County were used to support the development of the Verde Valley Site Watch program.
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