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Chaco Culture Interagency Management Group (IMG) Records

Identifier: Coll 0039

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents:

Newspaper articles, drafts of congressional bills, reports of archeological sites and outliers, land surveys and reports, draft guidelines for management of Chaco Cultural Archeological Protection Sites, task directives, general management plans, congressional amendments and bills, archeological surveys, maps of archeological sites, Senate Subcommittee testimony, congressional records, and memorandums from involved agencies. Most of the material is dated between 1971 and 1999. The material of this collection relates to land acquisitions, archeological preservation, and public use projects of the Chaco cultural complex and its outliers.


  • 1972-2006 (bulk dates: 1977-1996)


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In 1981, the Chaco Culture Interagency Management Group (IMG)—composed of the NPS, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Navajo Nation, the State of New Mexico, and the U.S. Forest Service—was created to provide for development of a joint management plan for formally designated Chacoan outlying sites, as required under Public Law 96-550. The agencies involved in the development of the plan had either jurisdiction over or interest in lands containing outlying sites. The IMG provides advisory oversight through review of management decisions, sharing of technical expertise, and assistance with necessary legislation, to assure consistent and coordinated management. In 1983, the Chaco Culture Interagency Management Group issued the document Chaco Archeological Protection Site System: Joint Management Plan, which contained guidelines for the identification, preservation, protection, and research of designated Chacoan outlying sites.


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Organized into five series:

Series 01: Legislation Series 02: Management Files Series 03: Meeting Minutes and Correspondence Series 04: Site Information Series 05: Reports


Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Finding Aid for Chaco Culture Interagency Management Group (IMG) Records
Coll 0039
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, National Park Service
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Repository Details

Part of the NPS Chaco Culture NHP Repository

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