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The Canyon Creek Station: A True Story of Heritage Heroes

On October 22, 2015, the Stanley and Mildred Norstebon Family Trust donated a 1 acre parcel holding the Canyon Creek Station to the Bureau of Land Management to manage the site in perpetuity for its historic values. In a ceremony on site on October 29, state director Timothy Murphy received the title from the Norstebon family. Many partners were involved in making the donation possible, including the Norstebon Family, BLM, Idaho Heritage Trust (IHT) the Idaho Oregon-California Trails Association (IOCTA) and the National Park Service (NPS). It is through this unique partnership of family, NGOs and federal agencies that this important piece of our cultural heritage is being preserved for pres

Idaho BLM Celebrates Heritage Heroes Award Winner

Please join IAS in congratulating Carolynne Merill, winner of the BLM 2017 Heritage Heroes award! Carolynne has been a volunteer with BLM Idaho's archaeology program for the past 15 years and has dedicated her efforts to recording petroglyphs and pictographs on public lands throughout southern Idaho and other western states. She has a Master's Degree in Anthropology and is a trained photographer. In addition to managing a team of dedicated volunteers, in 2000, Carolynne took the lead in developing new techniques for recording and dating prehistoric rock art. Using digital photography and Photo Shop, she enhanced selected pigments in rock art that are typically obscured by patina or too l


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