Assessing the Impacts of Post-Fire Drill Seeding on Archaeological Resources: A Case Study from the Owyhee Uplands in SW Idaho
Media Type: Webinar
  • Kirk Halford
    Bureau of Land Management
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Great Basin Fire Science Exchange
Date: February 15, 2017

Cataloging Information

  • archaeological sites
  • drill-seeding
  • erosion
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • post-fire emergency stabilization treatments
  • post-fire recovery
  • Soda Fire
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Record Last Modified: September 10, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 23890


Rangeland drills are commonly employed for post fire rehab and emergency stabilization. With the assumption that adverse effects will occur, archaeological sites are flagged and avoided. This may cause a site stranding effect and greater potential for post fire erosion. To better understand and quantify the effects we evaluated four archaeological sites characterized as lithic scatters. Artifacts were documented and point-plotted using sub-centimeter GPS technology, subjected to drill seeding, and subsequently replotted and reevaluated. This presentation will detail the methods and results of this study and thoughts for future application. Presented by Kirk Halford, BLM, Boise.

Recording Length: 1:01:38
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