Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices Forums Subscribe Archives
Today is September 16, 2014
home news sports feature opinion happenings society obits techtips

Front Page » July 28, 2014 » Breaking News » Case resolved on Nine Mile Canyon vandalism
Published 50 days ago

Case resolved on Nine Mile Canyon vandalism


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

In May 2014, Bureau of Land Management Utah Price Field Office law enforcement officers and archaeological staff investigated citizen-reported damage to the Nine Mile Canyon Pregnant Buffalo rock art panel in Carbon County.  The investigation revealed that two juveniles from the Salt Lake City area had carved their initials and the date into the rock face near the panel over Memorial Day weekend.  

After careful examination and analysis, the BLM assessed the damage and identified specific mitigation measures.  BLM archaeologists estimated that restoration and repair efforts would cost approximately $1,500.  A BLM law enforcement officer met with the youths and their family to discuss the seriousness of the incident.

 The family agreed to pay $1,500, which will be used to mitigate the damage caused by the juveniles' thoughtless vandalism.

One of the youths stated that he was sorry for his thoughtless actions and hoped that others would learn from his mistake.  "I hope people try to think about the consequences and the effect their actions have on history," he said.

Cultural resources like rock art are protected under various federal laws and regulations, including the Archaeological Resources Protection Act. In ARPA, Congress affirmed that cultural and archaeological resources are an irreplaceable part of America's heritage and must be protected.  As a result, ARPA prohibits the unauthorized damage to, or excavation and removal, of archaeological resources on federal lands.  

ARPA also prohibits the unlawful sale, purchase, or exchange of archaeological resources.  ARPA violations may result in criminal prosecution or civil penalties based on the cost of restoration and repair.   

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints


Top of Page


 
Breaking News  
Within last 7 days
Recent Breaking News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories



Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Emery County Progress, 2000-2008. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Emery County Progress.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us
z