Colorado National Monument, Colorado


Colorado National Monument

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • Certified Local Governments are grass-roots partners in historic preservation. They are eligible to receive grants and technical expertise.

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives revitalize communities by encouraging private sector rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

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  • Land & Water Conservation Fund matching grants help states and communities provide open spaces and healthy recreation places for people.

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  • The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

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  • Preserve America matching grants protect community character and economic vitality through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation.

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  • RTCA provides expertise and empowers communities to protect their own special places for conservation and outdoor recreation.

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  • Save America’s Treasures matching grants to historic properties and museum collections preserve our nation’s unique, irreplaceable cultural heritage.

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Colorado Highlights

  • People enjoy a tour of Mesa Verde National Park.

    Save America's Treasures grant

    To preserve the works of man

    Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

    Mesa Verde National Park was the first national park designed specifically to preserve a cultural landscape.

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  • Clear Creek Greenway

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Rolling along the river

    Clear Creek County, Colorado

    Clear Creek Greenway opens a scenic path through the mountains.

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  • The Steelworks Museum after rehabilitation

    Preservation Tax Credit

    When steel was king

    Pueblo, Colorado

    The Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture tells the story of our industrial heritage.

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  • Bromley Farm – Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm

    National Register of Historic Places

    A Senator’s humble beginnings

    Brighton, Colorado

    The Bromley / Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm housed humble but important Americans, including a state Senator and a Japanese American WWII soldier.

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  • A view of Georgetown’s historic downtown

    Certified Local Government

    History helps save town

    Georgetown, Colorado

    Georgetown, once a rest stop for skiers, is now attracting visitors of its own.

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  • Fort Lyon

    National Register of Historic Places

    Indian Wars and Buffalo Soldiers

    Bent County, Colorado

    Historic Fort Lyon was home to the original Buffalo Soldiers and many other troops during battles for the western frontier.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.