Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Corporation (YCNHAC) is the coordinating entity for the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (NHA). The NHA was originally designated by Congress in 2000 for a 15 year period, and was reauthorized for a 7 year period through 2022. The boundaries of the NHA are primarily in Yuma, Arizona’s historic downtown and along 7 miles of the Lower Colorado River.
Yuma is located in the southwestern corner of Arizona, where Arizona, California, and Mexico meet. The current YCNHA budget is $2.5M.
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) serves as an advocate, with key partners, to protect the Lower Colorado River, and its rich history.
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) exists to:
- Restore the Lower Colorado River wetlands and habitats;
- Assure river access through riverfront parks;
- Tell the unique cultural and agricultural story of the area;
- Manage 2 state parks to preserve and bring history to life; and
- Promote private investment in these focus efforts.