Ancients updates with new manager Eaton will take over at National Monument in April

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 11:30 PM

Marietta Eaton, who has served as the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Science Coordinator in the Washington Office of the Bureau of Land Management since 2008, will report to the Anasazi Heritage Center in April as the new Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Manager.

Eaton was responsible for building the NLCS foundational science program, which initiated funding for more than 100 diverse science projects across the country. She has worked on several national initiatives, including climate change, landscape conservation cooperatives, healthy lands assessments, inventory and monitoring strategy, and served as liaison to the Recreation Visitor Services Team.

Eaton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University, where she also completed course work on a Master’s in Anthropology/Archaeology. Her career spans both the BLM and USFS. From 1997 to 2008, she worked in several capacities at the BLM Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, including Science Program Administrator, Assistant Monument Manager for Cultural and Earth Sciences, Acting Science Program Administrator, Acting Public Affairs Officer and Planning Team Lead for Cultural and Earth Sciences. From 1979 to 1997, Eaton worked as an archaeologist on the Coconino, Kaibab and Sequoia National Forests.

“I am delighted to be coming to Canyons of the Ancients and the Anasazi Heritage Center,” Eaton said. “I am excited about returning to a smaller community where I can work with local government officials, tribes, stakeholders and other state and federal entities to find creative solutions to the challenges we all face.”