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Tallest US Dunes Become Newest Park

The move marks a growing trend in public-private efforts in western US toward land conservation.
September 15, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The towering 750-foot sand dunes that rise above Colorado's arid San Luis Valley took more than a million years to form... The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve includes more than 30 square miles of sand dunes, Serengeti-like grasslands, alpine forests thick with pinon and juniper, all surrounded by 14,000-foot mountain peaks... The park designation makes Great Sand Dunes the fourth national park in Colorado, joining Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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