Re: Burro Schmidt's Adopt A Cabin?


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Posted by Joel Briggs on November 14, 2003 at 12:40:57:

In Reply to: Burro Schmidt's Adopt A Cabin? posted by John Q. on November 13, 2003 at 19:47:41:

First, the Burro Schmidt site will be an adopt a cabin here shortly. There is currently an on going site survey (archaeological survey) and trying to figure out the best means possible to protect the site - especially from looters. In fact, they are looking at four sites up in that area. Steve Smith hopes to have this all resolved by the first of the New Year.

Secondly, Scootertrash is right as with Maddog. The BLM is currently looking into some sort of system where the work parties could establish a work weekend. This past year many of the cabin coordinators arrived at their cabins with tons of supplies only to find it being occupied. In most cases, the guests do accommodate the work party and in some cases, join them. But we have had a few were this was not the case.

Keep in mind, many of us have to take vacation time off to work on these cabins and spend many long hours preparing for such projects beforehand. Some of these projects can take up to four days to complete (new roof, painting, stabilization, etc.) In some cases, a few of our projects require that no one be in the cabin. This is the dilemma.

Also, the BLM at any time can reserve a site/place for meetings and other type activities (educational purposes, site survey, mandatory stabilization work, safety issues, etc.). This has been opposed on a few of the cabins, but the BLM and us volunteers usually arrive a few days in advance to occupy the cabin. It is our philosophy not to oust guest but to work with them in a mutal understanding.

Just my two cents,

Joel Briggs
Archaeologist (Contractor)
Adopt A Cabin Coordinator for some cabin out in desert



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