PUBLIC LANDS IN COLORADO
CELEBRATING OUR NATIONAL MONUMENTS
Each national monument is different and offers its own special features. They are as diverse as Dinosaur National Monument here in Colorado to the Statue of Liberty in New York.
We can learn of ancestors that have shaped who we are today, enjoy recreational opportunities and more equitable access to nature, or study natural phenomena. We are lucky to have eight beautiful and incredible monuments in Colorado that draw nearly 900,000 visitors each year.
In June 2021, the Antiquities Act celebrated its 115th anniversary. When President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, he paved the way for not only permanent preservation of cultural and historical lands central to our nation’s history, but also ensured surrounding communities a steady revenue stream through tourism spending and investment.
Check out the list below to see what the national monuments in Colorado have to offer. Then get out and explore with your family the beauty, education, recreation and sense of solitude that these natural areas provide.
COLORADO OUTDOOR RECREATION AND ECONOMY (CORE) ACT
The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act would protect close to 400,000 acres of extraordinary public lands so our kids and their kids will forever be able to experience their beauty, solitude, wildlife, and history that we enjoy today.
These wild places are vital to the communities around them but are currently threatened by development. Fortunately, we have an opportunity to protect our natural heritage with the CORE Act.
The bill was introduced by Senator Bennet, Senator Hickenlooper and Representative Neguse. It has had hearings in committees in both the House and Senate and its future looks promising. We are grateful to their unwavering championship of this important bill.
Read more about the areas included in the CORE Act and the stories around them
LAND & WATER CONSERVATION FUND
WE DID IT!
We saved the Land & Water Conservation Fund with the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act on August 4, 2020!
It took the Mountain Mamas seven years to get the Land & Water Conservation Fund over the finish line as part of the Great American Outdoors Act. As Mamas, we forced bi-partisan support, held Senators and Congressmen/women accountable for their voting record, and saw the votes change when it mattered most. Why? Because we fought for something that is good for EVERYONE.
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Mountain Mama’s Colorado staff members work statewide yet are currently based out of Denver, which occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Hinónoʼeitíít (Arapaho), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne), and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) peoples.