“This senseless act not only damaged the fragile rock art, it degraded a special place enjoyed by several thousand visitors each year,” said Kaibab archaeologist Neil Weintraub.

The petroglyphs are protected under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979.    Since the vandalism was reported, the Forest Service has assessed and documented the damage and initiated an educational campaign to protect this valuable resource.  

Individuals with information regarding this incident can contact Martie Schramm, Williams District Ranger, at (928) 635-5630.