Vegetation Management Submitted for Public Comment
Contact: Tracy Bodnar, 505-334-6174 x232
Aztec Ruins National Monument's draft Vegetation Management & Cultural Landscape Preservation Maintenance Plan/Environmental Assessment is available for public comment through November 8, 2012. The Plan details the park's long-term goals related to the management of the vegetation throughout the Monument, which includes restoring some areas to native vegetation. It also guides the staff in how to best manage the two Cultural Landscapes within the Monument that have been determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Did You Know?
These “Aztec” Ruins are not ancient Aztec temples. Ancestral Pueblo people built this place. Scholars once thought the Aztecs migrated to Mexico from the southwestern U.S., causing early settlers to mistakenly call these monumental ruins along the Animas River - the "Aztec Ruins."