Photo Contest for 2023 Bent’s Old Fort Annual Pass 

PROMO History - Bent's Old Fort Building Adobe NPS - Pixabay - Mike Goad

Submit your favorite Bent's Old Fort photo for a chance for it to be featured on the 2023 Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Annual Pass. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2022. The winner will be informed in December 2022. 

The winner will receive a 2023 Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Annual Park Pass, courtesy of Western National Parks Association, a non-profit education partner. Top images will be featured on the park's website and social media accounts. 

CPW asks public for help solving poaching case near Craig

Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person(s) who killed a mule deer buck in the overnight hours between October 6 and 7 near the Town of Craig.

Wildlife officers were alerted to the deer carcass October 7 off Moffat County Road 31, about 5 miles northwest of Craig. The buck was shot with a rifle and left behind to rot.

"If you saw something, say something," said CPW District Wildlife Manager Schwolert.  "We are asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible."

Native Americans’ decadeslong struggle for control over sacred lands is making progress

PROMO 660 x 440 Miscellaneous - Prairie Sage Brush Sand Creek Kiowa County Colorado - Chris Sorensen

Who should manage public land that is sacred to Native Americans? That is the question that the United States government and some states hope recent policy changes will address by giving Indigenous people greater input into managing such land.

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.