In February 2017, the Interagency Task Force, which includes leaders from state and federal agencies and UTSHPO, met and approved the official launch of the new archaeological site form for use in Utah. The Utah Archaeological Site Form (UASF) is the result of several years of collaborative work between agencies, academic institutions, and private consultants. The new form can now be used to provide adequate documentation for archaeological resources in Utah, except for United States Forest Service managed lands.
Digital copies of the new form can be found here:
- Part A – pdf
- Part A – Word doc
- Part B – pdf
- Part B – Word doc
- Part C – pdf
- Part C – Word doc
- Part D – pdf
- Part D – Word doc
The associated manual can be found here.
Immediate adoption of the new site form is encouraged as continued use of IMACS will not be allowed after November 1st, 2017. Following this grace period UTSHPO will no longer accept IMACS forms. Existing contracted projects may be allowed to submit IMACS forms after the drop-dead date on a case-by-case basis with UTSHPO.
In addition to the new form, UTSHPO is requiring submission of a spreadsheet populated with core site data in a standardized format. More information about this spreadsheet can be found here. Any site form generator used will need to populate a properly formatted spreadsheet or the user will manually enter the information into a template spreadsheet provided by the UTSHPO. Further digital standards are pending the release of a new electronic SHPO consultation system that will eliminate paper submission. More information will be forthcoming.