Wildland fire guidelines for archaeologists on the Kaibab National Forest
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Margaret Hangan; Michael Lyndon; Connie Reid; Neil Weintraub; Brit Bettenson; Chris Ruff; Dave Gifford; Jeremy Haines; Steward S. Robertson
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

  • archaeology
  • cultural resources
  • fire management
  • Kaibab National Forest
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Record Last Modified: November 9, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 16552


Archaeology is a major resource issue when there is a fire, whether it is a Wildfire, Wildland Fire Use or a prescribed burn. During fires, the Kaibab National Forest often requests archaeologists from other forests and regions to assist with fires on the Kaibab. This document is designed to be a resource for the Kaibab Fire Program and visiting archaeologists to guide them regarding the Kaibab fire protocols, safety protocol for working with heavy equipment, acceptable approaches to preserving sensitive heritage resources, post suppression rehabilitation, and data recording and management standards. Also included are examples of site recordation and report forms, guidelines for identifying artifacts, a Memorandum of Understanding regarding Wildfire Use fires and the R3 Amended Programmatic Agreement with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Officer, and Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Information.

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Hangan, Margaret; Lyndon, Michael; Reid, Connie; Weintraub, Neil; Bettenson, Brit; Ruff, Chris; Gifford, Dave; Haines, Jeremy; Robertson, Steward S. 2008. Wildland fire guidelines for archaeologists on the Kaibab National Forest. 61 p