Our forests contain rare and valuable pieces of our past.
Artifacts from the past are scattered across millions of acres of private and public forests. From these cultural resources, we learn about people who lived in and used forests before us. By protecting artifacts, we save remnants of our history.
We lose part of our history forever when artifacts are stolen or damaged.
Stealing or destroying cultural artifacts is prohibited by both state and federal law. The purpose of these laws is to preserve the scientific, educational and American Indian religious values that cultural resources represent.
Browse through these pages to discover some of the treasures found in our forests. Which one do you value most? Why?