​​​​​Salmon Ruins Museum 

Northwest New Mexico Site Stewards

Site Steward Volunteers are committed to cultural resource preservation activities that reduce the occurrences of vandalism of destruction of our non-renewable cultural and historic resources.  Equally, it is a Site Steward goal to increase public awareness of the significance of these unique sites, to educate others about the
damage and destruction done by looters and artifact hunters,
and to discourage the illegal sale of looted antiquities.

The program seeks volunteers who have a love of the outdoors
and a strong interest in cultural resources such as these.  If you are interested in learning more about our program, you can reach us through the form found on our CONTACT US link, or through any of
​the email addresses found below.

Program Management

Our ProgramMission

Recognition Awarded by
​US Secretary of the Interior in 2006.

Life is often so hurried and hectic.

We invite you to slow down, take a breath, and give yourself time to reflect on a special place, to consider the ancient people who lived there so very long ago...

Experience the beauty of remote
​New Mexico and a simpler time as you help to monitor and preserve a cultural heritage site.  Volunteer Site Stewards are making a preservation impact through periodic visits to ancient habitations and rock art sites of northwest New Mexico.  You can help protect our non-renewable cultural resources -  Won't you

Join Us?

Locating a newly
reported Navajo Defensive Site.

Community.  Commitment.  Preservation.

Northwest New Mexico

Site Stewards Program

Sponsored By

Bureau of Land Management, Farmington Field Office

Jim Copeland, Lead Archaeologist




Program Administrator

Larry L. Baker, Executive Director

​Salmon Ruins Museum



Program Co-Directors:

Ken Russell


Linda Wheelbarger


Kim Stradling