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Speaker Series, “Climate Change and Cultural Resources”
January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Climate change represents a significant challenge to resource managers. Wildfires, monsoons, and hurricanes (oh my!) all threaten and impact cultural resources in different ways. Join Casa Grande Ruins National Monument archeologist Christopher Combel as he discusses the ways he has seen climate change impact sites that he has managed and some of the strategies that land managers are trying to mitigate the impacts of climate change to cultural resources in the National Park Service.
Christopher Combel is a National Park Service Archeologist at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and has worked at several stints at units across the Western United States including, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Lava Beds National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Tule Lake National Monument, and Yosemite National Park. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Chris has always had a deep fascination with the preservation of history and culture.