Chaco Culture National Historical Park


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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Address:PO Box 280
Nageezi, NM 87037

Phone:505-786-7014
Fax:505-786-7061
Web: www.nps.gov/chcu/
Size: 33,960 acres.
Established: Proclaimed Chaco Canyon National Monument on March 11, 1907; redesignated and renamed on December 19, 1980. Designated a World Heritage Site on December 8, 1987.
Location:In northwestern New Mexico. The recommended access route to the park is from the north via Hwy. 44/550. Turn off Hwy. 44/550 at CR 7900 (3 miles southeast of Nageezi) and go 21 miles to the park boundary (5 miles of paved road on CR 7900 and 16 miles of dirt road on CR 7950/7985).
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, ranger-led walks.
Special Features:The canyon contains 13 major prehistoric sites and hundreds of smaller ones, built by the Ancestral Puebloan People during the 9th through 12th centuries. The Chaco Museum collection contains approximately one million artifacts from more than 120 sites in Chaco Canyon and the surrounding region.

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15% of the type of ecosystem represented by Chaco Culture National Historical Park remains intact in North America (Ricketts et al.
Because the population in Chaco Culture National Historical Park was only ca.
In Chaco Culture National Historical Park, elk were less active during midday during months when average daily high temperatures exceeded thermal tolerance.
Honda's past photographs of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico were used in a report that led to Chaco being designated an International Dark Sky Park.
In a letter to Zinke, the lawmakers said, "This action would not only violate the previous commitment of the BLM and BIA, but the spirit of the ongoing joint public process which these agencies are conducting with the communityWe further appreciate your recent public support for the BLM and BIAs cooperative approach, and respectfully request that you maintain the status quo and defer any leasing within 10 miles of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park until the Final Joint BLM and BIA RMPA is finished.
The need to balance the use of our resources with the protection of our cultural heritage is no more clear than in the area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
Five parks that appeared on the 1999 list were removed this year: Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Mojave National Preserve in California, and Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
IN THE SUMMER OF 1991, Joe Sovick, then acting superintendent of Chaco Culture National Historical Park, fell in love with New Mexico's night sky.
From the builders of celestial calendars at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico to the builders of rockets at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida, the mission of our national parks could not be complete without dark night skies to help tell these stories," states the executive summary of Vanishing Night Skies, public policy paper that was released by NPCA this spring.
Threats to Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico--where ancient Anasazi culture reached its peak expression--are different from those at Gettysburg, but no less dire.
In the Grand Canyon, the superintendent has a special liaison to Native Americans; at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Navajos constitute specialized work crews that repair Anasazi ruins; and in Everglades National Park in Florida the Seminoles have been partners with NPS and environmentalists in defending the park's water rights.