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What actually is the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area?

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National Heritage Areas are places where historic, cultural, and natural resources combine to form cohesive, nationally important landscapes. A National Heritage Area is designated by Congress and intended to encourage historic preservation and an appreciation of the history and heritage of the area. To become designated, the landscape must be a nationally unique natural, cultural, historical or scenic resource and it must be significant to the national story of the greater United States. There are currently 55 National Heritage Areas. National Heritage Areas are not National Park Service units or federally owned or managed land. National Heritage Areas are administered by either non-profit organizations, local coordinating entities or state governments. The National Park Service provides and advisory role and limited technical, planning and financial assistance. Each heritage area has its own authorizing legislation and set of resources, goals and management plan.

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area 2022 Board Meeting Dates

June 15, 2022

July 20, 2022

September 21, 2022

October 19, 2022

November 16, 2022

For more information, email info@sdcnha.org

*SdCNHA board meetings are open to the public.

Featured Stories from Our Heritage Area

Covering histories and adventurous tales from our heritage!

Caminos del Valle

By |June 9th, 2022|

Caminos del Valle is a signature project of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA). This project recruited and trained four youth between the ages of 16-18 representing Alamosa, Conejos, and Costilla counties. Hayden, Jamie, Josh and Allison were trained in group leadership roles in neighborhoods and public lands, Read more

Memorial Day!

By |May 12th, 2022|

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area wants to recognize local veterans! We want to share stories, memories, and photos of our local heroes. If you would like your loved ones to be shared on our social media, please fill out the form below, and return to info@sdcnha.org or hand deliver Read more

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