The Cedar Mesa area in southeastern Utah has emerged over the past three decades as an international destination for backpackers, ATV enthusiasts, river runners and weekend day-hikers – all lured to by the thousands of remarkably well preserved ancient cliff-dwellings of those who lived in these slickrock canyons from about A.D. 1 to 1300.
The Capitol Reef Partnership (CRP) is an unprecedented five-year, on-the-ground public outreach and education initiative directed by CPAA through collaborative partnerships with state, federal and private entities to expose Utah school children and policymakers to the fascinating science of archaeology and to promulgate the protection of archaeology, especially in rural communities, through greater appreciation of the history of scientific research and of the museum collections now scattered across the United States.
Famous the world over for its stunning whitewater and wilderness experiences, Desolation Canyon in eastern Utah is also a largely undiscovered archaeological treasure worthy of its designation as a National Historic Landmark.
For thousands of years, humans have moved up and down the Green River through impenetrable cliffs and Gothic spires, pursuing bighorn sheep, elk and deer...
"The Tavaputs Plateau gained my admiration, respect, and love over thirty years ago, and remains a place of great importance to me. I believe this book and the efforts by Jerry Spangler and the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance will be crucial to the survival of the Tavaputs Plateau.
I hope as you read, you too will come to love and understand the plateau, and will join with us to see that it is given the long-term consideration and care it deserves."
- Kevin Jones, State Archaeologist for Utah
- by the CPAA to Federal Agencies regarding potential impacts to Cultural Resources on Public Lands
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Monticello Field Office, Utah (2008)
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding Draft Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resource Management Plan Amendments to Address Land Use Allocations in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Richfield Field Office, Utah
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding West Tavaputs Plateau Natural Gas Full Field Development Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding impacts to archaeological sites in Arch Canyon, San Juan County, in connection with proposed Jeep safaris
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Kanab Field Office, Utah
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Snake Field Office, Colorado
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding Environmental Assessment for Enduring Resources Saddletree Draw Leasing and Rock House Development Proposal Environmental Assessment in the White River area, Uintah County
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Moab Field Office, Utah
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding Supplement to the Price Field Office Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Non-WSA Lands with Wilderness Characteristics, Price Field Office, Utah
- CPAA comments to the BLM regarding environmental assessment for Dawson Geophysical Company’s Proposed San Rafael Saddle 3-D Geophysical Exploration Project, Emery County, Utah
The Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance is a non-profit organization created under the laws of the state of Utah
(Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) charitable organization).