BARA Staffers Join Southern Paiute Consortium River Trip

June 10, 2022

Top: Maddie Moeller helps push the boat into the water as (l to r) Gabriel Cardenas, Victor Herrera, and Kevin Bulletts take their seats. Bottom: (l to r) Maddie Moeller, Victor Herrera, Gabriel Cardenas, and Megan Sheehan finish testing cameras and equipment prior to loading the boat.

On Sunday, June 5, BARA staff members Kevin BullettsGabriel Cardenas, and Victor Herrera, and Megan Sheehan (Ph.D. SoA 2016) joined tribal elders, monitors, and members of the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians and the Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah to embark on the Southern Paiute Consortium’s ten-day Monitoring and Education Program trip along the Colorado River through Glen and Grand Canyons. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the program, which began in 1992 when, led by Richard Stoffle, BARA faculty and research scientists began a four-year research study to document Southern Paiute connections to the regions of the Colorado River corridor impacted by the operations of the Glen Canyon Dam. BARA staff member Madeline Moeller and Diane Austin were present to help send the group off.