02 Jul '16, 11pm

Why is it so hard to create a national park?

Why is it so hard to create a national park?

In 2014, when the idea to re-designate Colorado National Monument as Rim Rock Canyons National Park was raised, there was a wave of opposition. The Colorado National Monuments Association points out that monuments operate under the same policies as national parks, so there would be no changes to the boundaries or how the area is managed with the new designation. Even so, concerns were based in large part on mistrust about motives and consequences of such a decision. A group called The Friends of the Colorado National Monument quickly gained ground by producing articles that spread doubt about the benefits of a national park designation.

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