Wyoming - BLM Buffalo Field Office
Closed! Crooked Creek, Part I
Crooked Creek I Project Area Overview
June 26-July 1, 2022 (including weekends)
Volunteers must commit to entire session
Come join the BLM for a site recording project in the beautiful Powder River Basin of Wyoming! Located on lands managed by the BLM Buffalo Field Office, the area is rich in both prehistoric and historic archaeological resources. Thirteen previously recorded sites that need to be updated to modern recording standards are located in the project area. Volunteers will survey to relocate previously recorded sites and update them accurately with newly produced maps, digital photographs, feature drawings, and artifact inventories. We may also do shovel tests to ascertain the presence and potential density of subsurface cultural materials. Volunteers will get to view and experience a broad range of Wyoming's archaeological resources during the project, including known prehistoric and historic rock art, open lithic scatters, and stone circle sites. Data from this PIT project will be used to help determine site eligibility on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and establish a management plan for the important resources of the area. Join us this June as we hike through the history of Wyoming!
Please note: all volunteers will be required to follow current COVID-19 guidelines, which may include social-distancing, providing proof of qualifying vaccinations, and/or the wearing of masks. Further, due to the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, this project could be amended, postponed, or canceled. Selected volunteers are encouraged to remain in contact with project leads to stay apprised of any changes.
Number of openings: 6
Special skills: : Volunteers must be physically capable of hiking moderate distances over often difficult terrain each day, and in a variety of weather conditions; previous GIS data collection (especially the use of Trimble XT and XM units), mapping and drawing, lithic material and tool identification, photography, and/or archaeological survey and excavation experience helpful, but not required
Minimum age: 15 years old; applicants under the age of 18 must apply with a parent or guardian; guardian MUST submit a separate application and plan to attend
Facilities: Tent camping at no charge on BLM surface within project area; chemical toilets; volunteers responsible for personal camping equipment, food, water, and initial transportation to Buffalo Field Office; participants will carry own gear between camp and field sites each day; camp area only accessible by high-clearance/four-wheel-drive vehicles
Nearest towns: Kaycee, 16 miles; Casper, 52 miles; Buffalo, 60 miles
Applications due: April 25, 2022