The Bureau of Land Management, Gov. Matt Mead and the State Historic Preservation Office recently signed a revised agreement outlining how the state and federal government consults to manage cultural resources.

Federal law requires the BLM to consult with the State Historic Preservation Office about how a project will affect archaeological and historic sites on public land.

The revised protocol brings more clarity and consistency to how the consultation process occurs, and provides for increased participation from American Indian tribes and the public, according to a release from the state.

For more information, or to view the agreement go to

(2) comments

just knows

Has this ever been put out for public comment before signing. On face value it looks innocent enough. The devil is in the details. Are there binding regulations that will come back to bite us. I hope this was run by a lot of folks that know the ins and outs of what the BLM is up to.


Isn't the BLM part of the federal government which Mead doesn't trust to live up to promises that they make to the states?

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.