Clean Up Petroglyph

Some portions of Petroglyph National Monument are being destroyed by off-road vehicles, vandalism, and dumping of construction waste

The Petroglyph National Monument is being poorly managed by the National Park Service (NPS) and the City of Albuquerque. Parts of the Monument are unsuitable for tourists to visit, because they are either trashed or unsafe. These parts are being destroyed by off-road vehicles, vandalism, and dumping of construction waste.

Under a five-year Cooperative Management Agreement, NPS and the City specify the delegation of their respective responsibilities for the monument. The City, however, refuses to allow NPS rangers to patrol or enforce Park Service rules on City lands, which constitute the bulk of the monument. Due to City service cutbacks, most of the Petroglyph is left unpatrolled.

The 2008 Cooperative Management Agreement must be renewed by May 2013. PEER is launching a citizen petition and national campaign to persuade Mayor Richard J. Berry to allow NPS to provide full monument protection in the upcoming cooperative management pact.

PEER would like to thank Ike Eastvold for his wisdom and dedication, as well as for the images featured in this campaign center.  The new Petroglyph agreement signed in May 2013 accomplished the main goal of our effort.  We will be watching conditions on the ground in Petroglyph to ensure that the promise of the new pact is realized.