Great Sand Dunes park born out of cooperation

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Great Sand Dunes park born out of cooperation

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December 18, 1999, marked the Summit in the Sand meeting at Great Sand Dunes National Park. From left to right: Rep. Scott McInnis, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, Sen. Wayne Allard, Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar.
A picture of the Great Sand Dunes taken from space by the Expedition 16 crew aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 26, 2007.
In 1999, Republicans, Democrats, ranchers and environmental groups came together to back legislation to expand the Great Sand Dunes into a national park and protect water resources. This is the final year of a study to determine the park’s rights to conserve its underground water resource.

Great Sand Dunes park born out of cooperation

December 18, 1999, marked the Summit in the Sand meeting at Great Sand Dunes National Park. From left to right: Rep. Scott McInnis, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, Sen. Wayne Allard, Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar.
A picture of the Great Sand Dunes taken from space by the Expedition 16 crew aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 26, 2007.
In 1999, Republicans, Democrats, ranchers and environmental groups came together to back legislation to expand the Great Sand Dunes into a national park and protect water resources. This is the final year of a study to determine the park’s rights to conserve its underground water resource.
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