Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

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Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

Only Rocky Mountain National Park has higher costs in Colorado
A portion of the Balcony House site at Mesa Verde National Park. This represents one of the nearly 5,000 known archaeological sites that the National Park Service is charged with preserving and maintaining at Mesa Verde. A recent report shows there is $65.7 million worth of deferred maintenance at the park.
Michael Dabbs, an organizer for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ project Restore America’s Parks, talks with Terri Paul, of the Mesa Verde Museum Association, at the WildEdge Brewing Collective in Cortez on Aug. 18. Members from the project recently visited Cortez to discuss the backlog of maintenance that needs to be done at Mesa Verde National Park.

Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

A portion of the Balcony House site at Mesa Verde National Park. This represents one of the nearly 5,000 known archaeological sites that the National Park Service is charged with preserving and maintaining at Mesa Verde. A recent report shows there is $65.7 million worth of deferred maintenance at the park.
Michael Dabbs, an organizer for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ project Restore America’s Parks, talks with Terri Paul, of the Mesa Verde Museum Association, at the WildEdge Brewing Collective in Cortez on Aug. 18. Members from the project recently visited Cortez to discuss the backlog of maintenance that needs to be done at Mesa Verde National Park.
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