Alicia Jensen, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Archaeologist, has been working in the BLM Carson City District Office (CCDO), Sierra Front Field Office (SFFO) since 2014. She will present a brief history of the CCDO with an emphasis on culturally important areas of the SFFO. She will discuss some of the oldest and well-preserved local archaeological sites, Indigenous peoples' lifeways throughout time, significant petroglyph landscapes, the importance of the Pine Nut Mountains, the first Euro-Americans to explore and immigrate to the region, segments of the California National Historic Trail (CA NHT) within the district, the history of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark, and more.
Image from Chilcoot Ridge in Lassen County, CA, looking down on the valley where there is a segment of CA NHT trail.
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