Appendix 15-2

H-8100-1 - PROCEDURES FOR PERFORMING CULTURAL RESOURCE FIELDWORK ON PUBLIC LANDS IN THE AREA OF NEW MEXICO BLM RESPONSIBILITIES

BLM MANUAL SUPPLEMENT Rel. 8-21

New Mexico State Office 10/20/04

Supersedes Rel. 8-20

Guidelines for Submitting Site Photographs to ARMS via BLM Survey Reports

 

Guidelines for Submitting Site Photographs to ARMS via BLM Survey Reports

* Photographic materials submitted by BLM personnel and BLM Cultural Resource

Use Permit holders in New Mexico permit areas will follow this guidance for

reports submitted to BLM Field Offices.

* At least one photograph will be taken of each newly recorded site to be

submitted with site documentation for inventory reports.

* Black and white photographs are preferred. If you are using digital

technology and printing your own photographs, you may do this with image

processing software or printer settings.

* If you are printing your own images, please use photograph quality paper.

No more than two photographs per 8.5 x 11 page.

Each photograph shall be sleeved in an archival rated product. If you are

using traditional photographs, do not glue to pages. Computer printer

photographs on photo quality paper do not need to be sleeved.

* The back of each photograph shall be labeled with a soft #3 or #4 pencil and

identify LA number, NMCRIS number, and Feature number if applicable. Do not

use H hardness pencils or pens or magic markers. Computer printed photos

should have a caption under the image with similar information.

* Do not affix labels to the back of the photograph.

* When writing on the back of the photographs, write in one of the upper

corners and try to avoid writing on the back areas that are essentially white

in the photograph.

* ARMS does not accept computer discs or digital image data.

* A photo log should be included with large scale surveys with numerous sites.

* Only one set of site forms need have photographs prepared as outlined above.

A good quality copy of the photograph is adequate for retention at the Field

Offices.