Elizabeth Irwin of the University of Alabama Museums, Jessica Crawford, Southeast regional director for the Conservancy, Matt Gage, director of the Office of the University of Alabama Museums, and Howell Poole, Jr., president of the Bank of Moundville, discuss the significance of the Asphalt Company Mound during a recent site visit.

Asphalt Company Mound (Alabama)

The Black Warrior River Valley in west central Alabama is literally covered with prehistoric mound sites. The largest, most impressive and most well-known of these is the Moundville site, which sits on the Black...
Portuguese Bench Preserve, California

Portuguese Bench (California)

The Portuguese Bench site is a prehistoric village nestled on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in southeastern California. The site contains an extensive midden deposit that was excavated from 1983...

Routine Maintenance at Stallings Island Preserve

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA | Our Regional Offices put in a lot of hard work to maintain our 550 national preserves.  Site maintenance can include regular mowing, stabilization work, and installing No Trespassing signs, surveillance cameras,...
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Episode 3 of our Virtual Tour Video Series is Available Now!

Take a guided tour of our preserves from the comfort of your living room in our new Virtual Tour Video Series! We are excited to take you on our latest virtual tour to Arbuckle's Fort led...
It’s thought that the springhouse could have once served as a private fort.

Expanding Ebbert Spring Site preserve that spans Paleo-Indian to 19th Century

In 2010 the Conservancy negotiated an agreement with a real estate developer to acquire a 3.4-acre parcel of land in the center of a large industrial development in Antrim Township in south-central Pennsylvania. The...
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Preserving Steel Earthworks (Ohio)

Summer 2015 The Conservancy is working to acquire the Steel Earthworks, its sixth large Hopewell preserve in south-central Ohio, the heartland of the Hopewell culture. From about 100 B.C. to A.D. 500, the Hopewell produced...

Help Save A Chaco Outlier: Meet the Holmes Group Site

The Holmes Group Project is your chance to help preserve an endangered Chaco outlier archaeological site. Join us! Share the excitement of protecting this phenomenal piece of America’s Heritage. Without your support, the ancient...

PRESS RELEASE | Smith Family Preserve Announces Fall Tour Schedule

UTAH - The Smith Family Archaeological Preserve, located on the western shore of Utah Lake south of Saratoga Springs, will be offering public tours this fall beginning September 7.   Preserve volunteers will conduct fall...

Donkey Drama on Stallings Island

Donkeys and goats were introduced on this Conservancy site in 2008 to control plant overgrowth.  Recently, an ill-mannered male donkey had to be removed from the island – and it was no small feat....

Our 2021 Virtual Lecture Series Begins on February 17!

We are excited to announcement the beginning of our 2021 Virtual Lecture Series with a special lecture by James Walker, Southwestern Regional Director on Wednesday, February 17 at 5 pm MDT.  Jim will present...