PastFinder Gathering – McDowell Sonoran Preserve Cultural Resources Master Plan (CRMP)
November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Scott Hamilton, Senior Planner for the City of Scottsdale to discuss the recently completed Cultural Resources Master Plan for the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The plan is part of continuing effort to promote the protection and interpretation of cultural resources for present and future generations as well as promote a sense of resource relationship among the City and the community.
We will discuss its development, in cooperation with Mark Hackbarth, Senior Archeologist with Logan Simpson (Environmental Planning Firm), its primary objectives and its great potentials for the future.
In his 19 years with the City of Scottsdale, Scott has played a key role in achieving the City’s goal of creating an extensive system of parks and open spaces, connected by a network of multiple-use trails and public access points. Currently, Scott is the Senior Preserve Planner, responsible for the planning of the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve – an area of over 30,000 acres of permanently protected Sonoran Desert.
Mark Hackbarth has 37 years of professional experience specializing in historic archeology and, in particular, the archeology of Central Arizona. Before settling in Arizona he worked in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, South Dakota and England. Over the last 28 years he has directed large and small compliance survey, testing, and data recovery projects that have been recorded and documented Archaic, Hohokam, Sinagua and historic sites.