Conservationists push to protect Chaco

FARMINGTON – A coalition of conservationists has launched a campaign to raise awareness over oil and gas operations near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Paul Reed, a Chaco scholar and a preservation archaeologist with Tucson-based Archaeology Southwest, has been working on protecting the Chaco landscape for more than two years with other conservationists. He has just launched a new campaign, the Coalition to Protect the Greater Chaco Landscape.

”Our main goal is the protection of the fragile and irreplaceable landscape associated with Chaco Canyon and the area well beyond Chaco,” Reed said.