Thursday, May 24, 2012

NNL 50th Anniversary

CNHP Director Dave Anderson recently attended a reception celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Park Service's (NPS) National Natural Landmarks (NNL) Program. The event was held on the Anschutz Family Sky Terrace at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science at the end of a beautiful Colorado day.

NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis (center) with the staff of the NNL program.

There are currently 12 designated Landmarks in Colorado, and CNHP has been assisting the NPS to increase this number. The Hanging Lake NNL was designated in 2011 as a result of these efforts, and the official designation plaque was presented at the event.

US Forest Service personnel accepting the designation plaque for Hanging Lake NNL.

Congratulations to National Natural Landmarks Coordinator Heather Germaine for organizing a fantastic event!

View from the Sky Terrace looking towards the Denver skyline. There are actually three NNLs visible from here (Summit Lake, the Morrison-Golden Fossil Area, and Roxborough State Park). 

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