• June Julian deposited Arroyo as Metaphor: A Sense of Place in the High Desert in the group Group logo of Landscape ArchaeologyLandscape Archaeology on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago

    The Arroyo Abatement project took place at the Double Diamond Ranch, 8 miles North of Cuba, New
    Mexico, in June 2010. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior,
    Bureau of Land Management, and approved by the Rio Puerco Alliance, the objective
    was to restore the property from the ravaging effects of water erosion caused by
    deforestation practices in the surrounding area. At the Head Cut, or leading edge of the
    arroyo, approx. 25 feet of land had been eroding away each year. The restoration processes
    revealed how the arroyo abatement project became a metaphor for the human narrative of trauma and renewal.