Curecanti National Recreation Area

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Curecanti National Recreation Area:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Curecanti National Recreation Area

Address:102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230

Phone:970-641-2337
Fax:970-641-3127
Web: www.nps.gov/cure/
Size: 41,972 acres.
Established: Administered under cooperative agreement with Bureau of Reclamation since February 11, 1965.
Location:In west-central Colorado, accessible via US 50 which runs the length of the recreation area between Montrose and Gunnison (200 miles southwest of Denver).
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, bird-watching, interpretive programs, boat tours.
Special Features:Three lakes -- Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal -- extend for 40 miles along the Gunnison River. When full, Blue Mesa Lake, with a surface area of 14 square miles, is the largest lake in Colorado. Morrow Point Lake is the beginning of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and below, Crystal Lake is the site of the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

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Presolicitation: Solicitation for the award of up to one (1) concession contract for marina services boat rental retail food and beverage services within curecanti national recreation area
Nesting data for our study were collected in the western portion of the Gunnison Basin and focused on the Curecanti National Recreation Area managed by the National Park Service, and the surrounding area (Fig.
Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area, the U.
She most recently has worked as a park guide with Thomas Edison National Historical Park will soon work for Curecanti National Recreation Area.
Even within national park boundaries, certain events can upset grouse: Colorado's largest body of water, Blue Mesa Reservoir in Curecanti National Recreation Area, flooded an immense swath of sagebrush when the Bureau of Reclamation completed Blue Mesa Dam in 1966.
In 1956, as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation, he crafted the Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956, which authorized Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge, Navajo and Curecanti projects, plus several smaller projects authorized for construction and others designated for study.
In 1956, as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation, he created the Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956 which authorized Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge, Navajo and Curecanti Reservoirs, plus several smaller projects authorized for construction and others designated for study.
For information on the dam, contact the Curecanti National Recreation Area (641-2337).
2005) found a high degree of genetic structure and low amounts of gene flow across most subpopulations of Gunnison Sage-Grouse (the only exception being between the geographically adjacent Gunnison and Curecanti subpopulations in the Gunnison Basin).
The remaining eight parks will ban PWCs on September 15, pending further study: Amistad, Bighorn Canyon, Lake Mead, Chickasaw, Curecanti, Glen Canyon, Lake Meredith, and Lake Roosevelt national recreation areas.
Our case study focused on nine parks contained in three primary areas: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, John Muir National Historic Site, and Point Reyes National Seashore in California; Cape Cod National Seashore, Boston National Historical Park, and African American National Historic Site in Massachusetts; Curecanti National Recreation Area and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado; and Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico.