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Caring for Archaeological Sites

Archaeological sites are a non-renewable resource. Once disturbed, the information they hold is lost forever. Since 1998, museum archaeologists have partnered with the US Fish & Wildlife Service to document the condition of archaeological sites in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. With the help of 60 volunteers and families, our team has evaluated 580 sites through 1329 individual site visits. This represents about half of all the known sites in the archipelago! More importantly, monitoring by stewards and public education by the museum have slowed the rate of destructive, illegal site vandalism.

UyakStewardsSm Site stewards Brigid and Harry Dodge in Uyak Bay, 2014.

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Alaska Office of History and Archaeology
National Park Service
National Park Service in Alaska

Steward News - Issue 1, May 2006
Steward News - Issue 2, April 2007
Steward News - Issue 3, April 2008
Steward News - Issue 4, April 2009
Steward News - Issue 5, April 2010
Steward News - Issue 6, April 2011
Steward News
- Issue 7, May 2012
Steward News - Issue 8, May 2013
Steward News - Issue 9, May 2014
Steward News - Issue 10, May 2015

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Quyanaa to our 2015 Site Stewards

Suzanne Abraham, Joe Black, Andy Christofferson, Jennifer Culberston, Brigid and Harry Dodge, Ginger Duncan, Howard Golden and Crew, Marnie Leist, Mike Munsey and Family, Dan Ogg, Susan Payne, Patrick Saltonstall, Mark and Jack Withrow, Jeffery Woods, Mike Zweng

A Preserve America Stewards Program