Location: Colorado Length: 3 min
Intense forest fires in July and August of 2000 caused the greatest natural destruction in the 95-year history of Mesa Verde National Park, a national and international archaeological treasure containing an abundant record of ancient Puebloan life. See recently filmed scenes of unprecedented devastation that will scar the landscape for generations to come. A peaceful blanket of snow now protects the ground, but the spring thaw of 2001 threatens hundreds, and possibly thousands, of prehistoric sites with massive erosion.
Produced, directed and narrated by Gray Warriner of Camera One, in cooperation with the Mesa Verde National Park.
Mesa Verde National Park (NPS)
Mesa Verde National Park (Wikipedia)
Mesa Verde National Park (UNESCO)