Forest Service Evaluates Effects on Historic Properties at Mt. Taylor

June 2, 2015 by Amy Cole

The Cibola National Forest has recently released a draft report that addresses the identification and evaluation of historic properties and the possible effects on those properties from the proposed Roca Honda uranium mine. The report includes a presentation of both tribal and archaological points of view and interesting concepts, including the presence of a hydrological "area of potential effects", where a large number of historic springs of significance to tribes could be impacted by the dewatering of the mine facility. The National Trust participated in an in-person meeting to discuss the report's findings and will also submit comments for the Forest's consideration as they move forward with the Roca Honda environmental analysis.

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