Bandelier National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Bandelier National Monument:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Bandelier National Monument

Address:15 Entrance Rd
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Phone:505-672-0343
Fax:505-672-9607
Web: www.nps.gov/band/
Size: 33,677 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on February 11, 1916; transferred from Forest Service on February 25, 1932. Wilderness designated on October 20, 1976.
Location:48 miles (by road) northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. From Santa Fe, travel north on 285/84 to Pojoaque, then west on NM 502 and south on NM 4. From Albuquerque take I-25 north to NM 44 to NM 4.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), gift shop (é), snack bar (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, ranger-guided walks, evening programs and crafts demonstrations (summer months).
Special Features:Several thousand ancestral Pueblo dwellings are found among the pink mesas and sheer-walled canyons of the Pajarito Plateau. The best-known archeological sites, in Frijoles Canyon near the park visitor center, were inhabited from the 1100s into the mid-1500s, and earlier groups had used the area for thousands of years.

See other parks in New Mexico.
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In summer 1998, Bandelier National Monument erected a series of ungulate exclosures and paired reference areas to evaluate elk impacts on the vegetative community in pinon-juniper (Pinus edulis-Juniperus spp.
Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico was enlarged by nearly 1,000 acres of land to protect the upper watershed of Alamo Canyon.
The fire forced about 100 people out of their homes in the communities of Cochiti Mesa and Los Conchas and closed Bandelier National Monument and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The Trust has failed to provide adequate public access, and what access it does allow costs the public and the federal treasury 22 times more per visitor than nearby Bandelier National Monument," wrote Tom Ribe, head of the watchdog group Caldera Action, in a letter to Congress that advocated for Valles Caldera's designation as a national park unit.
The sites are Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico, Fort Smith National Historic site in Arkansas, and Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia.
Bandelier National Monument set the fire during our driest and windiest season, and a lack of coordination amongst various federal agencies allowed it to get out of control.
The forest supervisor of the Santa Fe National Forest and the superintendent of Bandelier National Monument sit on the board.
For example, more than 25,000 residents of Los Alamos, New Mexico, were forced to flee a towering wall of flames that was ignited when National Park Service officials at Bandelier National Monument set a controlled burn in May 2000.
In 1907 archaeologists were excavating ruins at Bandelier National Monument, near San Ildefonso.
In 1999 a project designed to record archaeological trails began at Bandelier National Monument, a unit of the US National Park Service that incorporates much of the Pajarito Plateau.