Cultural Resources Management

Cultural Resources are parts of the environment that people ascribe significance because it relates to a practice or beliefs of a living community. They can be artifacts, petroglyphs, buildings, and landscapes, or historical records, social institutions, folklife, and expressive culture.

The cultural use of natural resources (intellectual property) are too, such as plant communities like sedge beds used by Native Americans in traditional basket making, or intangible practices that use landscapes like massive geologic formations as sacred sites.

photo essay of artifacts, landscapes, lifeways