Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Threat of Coalbed Methane to the Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Currently the Rosebud Battlefield State Park sits atop a small portion of the Powder River Basin, one of the United States' largest coal and coalbed methane reserves. Development of this resource for natural gas extraction is a constant concern for the land managers, researchers, and those who deeply appreciate the pristine beauty of the State Park. Use of Geographic Information Systems allows a digital construction of what the visitor can see of the landscape when visiting the State Park, and illustrates how the introduction of coalbed methane facilities would be a significant intrusion. Please read more about this here in a draft publication called "Assessing Threats before Risk: Viewshed Analysis of Coalbed methane Development to the Rosebud Battlefield State Park and National Historic Landmark"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Godfather of Battlefield Archaeology in Missoula for the Rosebud!

Dr. Doug Scott is coming to Missoula to present findings of his ballistics analysis of artifacts recovered from the 2011 and 2012 University of Montana Field School! Tom Milter, UM Graduate Student, will set the stage for Doug by providing a short synopsis of the history of the battlefield, our fieldwork there, and other fascinating tidbits to tickle the mind.

Coverage in the Missoulian! (CLICK HERE)
See the flyer for all the details!