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Cultural Resources Partnerships

BLM WANTS YOUR INPUT on the revision of the Permian Basin Programmatic Agreement (PA).  The PA is an alternate form of compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, adopted for use in a portion of the Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices in May 2008.

The revised PA needs to be signed by May 8, 2016, so we need your help now.  BLM and the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office are sponsoring a meeting on Tuesday, January 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the BLM New Mexico State Office (301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM) to discuss the existing PA, and get your ideas and feedback for how to revise it.  We hope to see you there!

Please send your comments, ideas, and feedback on the PA revision by email to 

Managing some 35,000 archaeological sites on over 13.5 million acres of public lands in New Mexico is a daunting task.  Fortunately, BLM has excellent partners who help us identify, record, and monitor cultural resources. 

Federal and State Partners

Partnerships with Site Steward Organizations

Partnerships with Universities

Partnerships with Cultural Resources Organizations

Featured Research Projects



Available Publications

Permian Basin Partnership

Permian Quarterly Newsletter

Memorandum of Agreement 

Programmatic Agreement 

An Experimental Project to Conduct Digital Survey for Ring-Midden Features Using Lidar Data

Regional Research Design and Cultural Resource Management Strategy

Archaeological Mitigation Program

Rocks and Ancient People in Southeastern New Mexico

Prehistoric Rock Art on BLM Lands in Eddy County, New Mexico

Mescalero Sands Geomorphology Guidebook and Field Guide