Nearly 9,400 acres transferred to Great Sand Dunes National Park

PROMO 64J1 Outdoors - Great Sand Dunes National Park - FlickrCC - Dominic Paulo

This week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and National Park Service (NPS) Director Chuck Sams celebrated the transfer of approximately 9,362 acres of the Medano Ranch from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to Great Sand Dunes National Park. The acquisition was made possible through funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This enhancement of the national park will allow for more holistic management as a connected landscape and provides long-term protection areas that contribute to the formation of the dune field.