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Annual Christmas Bird Count at Great Sand Dunes on December 29th

Burrowing owls at Great Sand Dunes (photo NPS)

Great Sand Dunes is looking for birders of all skill levels to volunteer in Audubon’s longest-running wintertime tradition, the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This year’s event will be held at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on Saturday,

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Great Sand Dunes Changes Entrance Fees to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience

Photo by Vidella Vigil

This past spring, the National Park Service (NPS) announced service-wide fee increases to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. As a result, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve will modify its entrance fees.

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Remember us on Colorado Gives Day!

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Support SdCNHA on Amazon Smile

Did you know you can support the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area all year round at no extra cost to you?!

Amazon Smile is a separate website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on Amazon Smile,

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Faz Presented Edward B. Danson Award

The Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service (NPS) since 1938, announced the recipients of its annual awards at the WNPA board reception on November 8th in Tucson, Arizona. For more than 30 years, WNPA has recognized individuals and organizations who make exceptional contributions to national parks and increase awareness of WNPA’s mission.

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The History of the Emperius Building

Just two years after Colorado became a state, a narrow-gauge train loaded with expectant settlers and their belongings stopped at a protected bend in the Rio Grande shaded by a grove of cottonwoods. In 1878 Alamosa—Spanish for cottonwood grove—was founded and is currently the largest town in the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

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Local Heritage Area Awards Presented

On September 22 the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area presented five awards to local recipients during an event that featured speeches by two-time world champion Henry Cejudo and entrepreneur Frankie Sanchez. The awards honored and highlighted local organizations and individuals who have contributed to local heritage protection, promotion, education,

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SDCNHA Seeking Board Members

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area was designated by Congress in 2009 for the purpose of providing an “integrated and cooperative approach for the protection, enhancement, and interpretation of the natural, cultural, historic, scenic and recreational resources of the Heritage Area.” Stunningly beautiful natural resources and a rich mixture of settlements converge here to make this area one of the most unique and well-preserved cultural landscapes in the nation.

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Hispano Heroes to Speak in Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area(SdCNHA) is proud to present an inspirational evening with Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Member and UFC World Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo. He will speak to the community about perseverance, dedication, finding your passion and having pride in oneself on September 22,

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Internship Opportunity

National Parks Intermountain Regional Office announces Internship opportunity with Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

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