Working Toward a Little Colorado River Valley National Heritage Area
Petrified Forest National Park is a proud partner in the development of the Little Colorado River Valley National Heritage Area. Park staff will provide guidance during the designation process and subsequent management. But the park is only one of many local stakeholders who seek to preserve and promote the unique natural and cultural landscapes of this region.
A private nonprofit organization, the Center for Desert Archaeology promotes the stewardship of archaeological and historic resources in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest. Through its Heritage Southwest program, the center builds a preservation archaeology network, combining research, preservation, and education in ways that will help stem ongoing losses to these valuable and irreplaceable resources. The Center for Desert Archaeology is the lead player in working towards the designation of a Little Colorado River Valley National Heritage Area.
For more specifics about the project please visit the Center for Desert Archaeology Little Colorado River Valley National Heritage Area webpage.
Congress has established National Heritage Areas around the country in which conservation, interpretation and other activities are managed by partnerships among federal, state, and local governments and the private sector. The National Park Service provides technical assistance as well as financial assistance for a limited number of years following designation.
A membership organization of the current national heritage areas, as well as organizations, partners and individuals, the Alliance of National Heritage Areas supports and participates in heritage development initiatives. Its activities enhance the efforts of individual Congressionally designated areas and promote the heritage development movement in America.