A river heritage

The Colorado River crossing at Yuma, Arizona, has a rich history, accented in recent years by irrigation works that have transformed the region into an agricultural oasis. But in the process, riparian areas suffered and the riverfront became blighted. Today, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is working to restore the region’s wetlands and reconnect the city to its historic downtown riverfront.


Old postcard of Colorado River

Celebrating Yuma Crossing history

For more detailed information about Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and how partners work together, visit the National Heritage Area homepage.

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The Cache La Poudre river flows at high levels in the springtime

Celebrating Western Water History

The Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area is one of 49 National Heritage Areas. Is was designed a nationally important landscape for its association

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Wayside Exhibits welcome men to the Heritage Area

Just What is a National Heritage Area?

National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources are nationally important.

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