Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

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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.
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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve,

132.4 sq mi (343 sq km), in the San Luis Valley of S Colorado; est. as a national monument 1932, designated a national park 2004. Lying in an area of high desert between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mtns., the park's sand dunes are the tallest in North America, extending up to 750 ft (230 m). They were formed when sand and gravel deposits left by ancient streams flowing into the valley were blown toward the Sangre de Cristos after the streams dried up. The intermittent Medano Creek is located within the park. The mountainous preserve includes pinyon pines and aspens, spruce and fur forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

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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Croft, guest speakers included Erin Minks, Senator Mark Udall's San Luis Valley representative; Brenda Felmlee, Congressman Scott Tipton's San Luis Valley representative; Laura Joss, National Park Service Deputy Regional Director, Intermountain Region; Lisa Carrico, Great Sand Dunes National Park Superintendent; and Fred Bunch, Great Sand Dunes National Park Chief of Resource Management.
The Federal Reserve released millions of Great Sand Dunes National Park quarters into circulation Aug.
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WHO: David Croft, United States Mint Associate Director of Manufacturing Laura Joss, National Park Service Deputy Regional Director, Intermountain Region Lisa Carrico, Great Sand Dunes National Park Superintendent Fred Bunch, Great Sand Dunes National Park Chief of Resource Management
The Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter is the 24th coin the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters[sup.
Norton officially re-designated the monument as the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the nation's 58th national park.
All of the state's top tourism attractions are open for business including Glenwood Springs, Pikes Peak, Steamboat Springs, the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado National Monument, and Mesa Verde National Park, just to name a few.
The signing of the purchase agreement to acquire the Baca Ranch is the first of a complex set of transactions that, by 2005, is expected to result in the establishment of the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the creation of a new national wildlife refuge and significant additions to the Rio Grande National Forest.
Colorado Governor Bill Owens stressed that because of the efforts of The Nature Conservancy and the state and federal partners, the Baca Ranch will be preserved as part of the future Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Fish and Wildlife Service to create the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and the Baca National Wildlife Refuge.
The law creating the new national park, the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act of 2000, was authored by Senator Allard and Representative McInnis and became law in November of 2000.