Research Goals

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GRIIT currently has a permit for a 5-year cultural resources survey in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness starting in the Fall of 2022. We are using high resolution LiDAR data in tandem with a digital survey model targeting specific land forms in GIS.


When funds allow, we are looking to hire our first two Indigenous interns for this project that includes documentation of new sites, mapping, in-field analysis, GPS and GIS works, and participation in collaborative workshops with different tribal entities.


Stay tuned for details about our ongoing research!

LiDAR imagery revealing structural information about a Galllina Site (below)

Example of LiDAR images produced by GRIIT, Director of Technology, Joseph Birkmann