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Over the next few months, Sunmount Consulting will be working in collaboration with the New Mexico Humanities Council to conduct a federally funded cultural needs assessment of several New Mexico communities affected by wildfires. The communities, identified in President Biden’s Major Disaster Declaration of May 4, 2022, include Colfax, Mora, and San Miguel counties in the north and Lincoln and Valencia counties in the central part of the state.

Sunmount Consulting will conduct several community roundtables in the affected counties, and produce a report that will detail the communities' cultural needs.

If you have connections to the affected communities and would like to participate in the roundtables, please contact us.

Sunmount Consulting is excited to announce that New Mexico Historic Sites Division and New Mexico Historic Preservation Division have selected us to conduct a Cultural Landscape Report of Fort Stanton.

We will be leading an interdisciplinary team of historians and architects that will research the history of Fort Stanton, survey its existing conditions, and develop a long-range plan to manage, maintain, and interpret the site.

Fort Stanton is one of the most unique and rich historic sites in New Mexico. Established as a U.S. Army fort in 1855 and later converted into the first federally run sanatorium in the United States, Fort Stanton is deeply interconnected with the history of military expansion and the development of healthcare in the United States. The site also offers the opportunity to contribute to our historical understanding of the Mescalero Apache, the Civil War, Buffalo Soldiers, tuberculosis treatment, women healthcare workers, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and World War II domestic internment.

Read more about the project here.

Sunmount Consulting is pleased to announce that Preserving the Enchantment: New Mexico State Historic Preservation Plan 2022-2031 has been published! SMC collaborated with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division to produce the plan.

The plan was also created in consultation with preservation partners across the state and based on the responses of state residents who completed a survey. We are pleased to report that the state plan survey received a record number of responses, and so more voices than ever before contributed to the future of historic preservation in New Mexico.

Read the entire report, which also includes an overview of New Mexico's history, here.

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