Assessing the impacts of post-fire drill seeding on archaeological resources: A case study from the Owyhee Uplands in southwest Idaho
Rangeland drills are commonly employed for post fire rehabilitation 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. This webinar was presented by Kirk Halford, BLM, Boise.