that once served as a buffer zones around the long-removed Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant site became Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a beautiful sweeping vista of rolling hills, creek beds and hidden ravines equal to more than all the parkland in the City of Denver.
Managed by the U.S. Department of Interior U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge make the Candelas Community’s backyard treasure uniquely special. Like its cross-town sister, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, our backyard treasure will soon feature biking and hiking trails, education programs and a visitors’ center. We created this site to provide information and resources where you can discover the facts about the Refuge, its history and how you can get involved in supporting its critical environmental mission. (Note: USFWS has no official affiliation with Candelas, its developers or homebuilders.)
Here’s who: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE), U.S. Dept. of Interior, and every other relevant scientific, health and environmental public agency. Ongoing studies and continuous monitoring of air, water and ground samples – generating millions and millions of data points – shows that Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge poses no heightened radiation danger, whether you’re an endangered species, visitor or employee. Read on!
Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s official web site for the most up to
date information, maps, history and to arrange private tours.