Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area was established to for the purpose of providing an "integrated and cooperative approach for the protection, enhancement, and interpretation of the natural, cultural, historical, scenic, and recreational resources of the Heritage Area."

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General Information

General
Official Name
Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
SdCNHA
Date Established
2009
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
80-0349819
Addresses
Headquarters Address
623 4th Street
PO Box 844
Alamosa, CO 81101
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
623 4th Street
PO Box 844
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
7195804070
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
7195805016
Web/Email
Email
info@sdcnha.org
Website
www.sdcnha.org
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is to promote, preserve, protect, and interpret its profound historical, religious, environmental, geographic, geologic, cultural, and linguistic resources. These efforts will contribute to the overall national story, engender a spirit of pride and self-reliance, and create a legacy in the Colorado counties of Alamosa, Conejos and Costilla.

Organization History

A heritage area is both a place and a concept. Physically, heritage areas are regions with concentrations of significant natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational resources. Most of the properties in a heritage area are in private ownership and will remain in private ownership. Heritage areas are places known for their unique culture and identity, as well as for being good places to live and visit.
With 11,000 years of documented human habitation, the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is a crossroads of the centuries. Here a unique blend of Native American, Hispano and Anglo settlement is reflected in the diversity of the people, art and traditions. The geographic isolation of our high desert valley and the peoples' enduring ties to the land have given rise to a rich cultural heritage and ensured its preservation. The area's fertile cultural landscape is complemented by remarkable natural resources, including the mighty Rio Grande, majestic Rocky Mountain peaks, Great Sand Dunes National Park, National Wildlife Refuges, and the high mountain desert, all of which lend the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area an unparalleled beauty that offers a sense of retreat and a powerful source of inspiration for visitors.

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, which includes more than 3,000 square miles of south-central Colorado, was dedicated August 29, 2009.

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