Celebrating 50 Years of Partnership

a group of people stands outside a building reading "Information Center." A rainbow is overhead.
Visitors at Moab Information Center view a rainbow during the 50th anniversary celebration for Canyonlands Natural History Association.

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On September 13, 2017, Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) celebrated its 50th anniversary at Moab Information Center. Rangers from Arches and Canyonlands national parks joined staff from other federal land management agencies to thank CNHA for their support and partnership. CNHA invited visitors to enjoy refreshments, live music, information tables, and a movie showing.

Superintendent Kate Cannon hands a plaque to CNHA Executive Director Roxanne Bierman
Southeast Utah Group Superintendent Kate Cannon (right) presents a plaque to Roxanne Bierman, CNHA Executive Director, to commemorate CNHA's 50 years of public lands partnership.

NPS/Chris Wonderly

Southeast Utah Group Superintendent Kate Cannon presented CNHA Executive Director Roxanne Bierman with a plaque commemorating 50 years of partnership.

Since its founding in 1967, CNHA has donated over $12 million to its federal partners—the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and US Forest Service. CNHA operates Moab Information Center and bookstores in all Southeast Utah Group park visitor centers (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments).

CNHA directly supports park volunteers and Student Conservation Association interns, free publications and media, Canyon Country Outdoor Education (CCOE), park junior ranger programs, and other science, research, and public education programs.

Last updated: May 29, 2018