The Archaeological Conservancy has accepted a donation of a 100-acre tract of land in San Juan County, Utah from Conservancy members Ellie Caryl and Andrew McGregor, which adds to the Conservancy’s preservation of Hedley Pueblo. The pueblo, the core of the Hedley Community, was acquired in 1993 through a generous donation from Dr. Anthony Hedley. The new tract contains additional structures and features of the Hedley Community.
The Hedley Community is one of the largest ancestral pueblo communities in the central Mesa Verde region. It contains the largest sites in the area, experienced the longest spans of occupation, and includes public architecture used for things other than day-to-day domestic use, such as ceremonial activities for large groups of people. Hedley Pueblo was occupied over a period of at least three centuries.