Recommendation/Change since last report:
The new erosion control plan, funded through the NPS, will help NMSP to determine the next best step in preserving Big House Ruin. It is hoped that NMSP can continue to partner with the NPS, the NM Historic Preservation Division and the Navajo Nation to phase in a robust resource protection program at this site. This could include: fencing the site, a cultural resource inventory of the surrounding area, possible ruins stabilization, and extensive erosion control/landscape stabilization. As the arroyo is extensive and extends into neighboring properties, the erosion control will need to be a cooperative project, treating head-cuts, slowing or diverting the water flow, and re-vegetating the site.