The Colorado Natural Area Program (CNAP) is a statewide program within Colorado State Parks that was created by an act of the Colorado legislature in 1977. CNAP is the only governmental agency in Colorado that is charged with identifying, designating and protecting natural features that are of statewide significance. This includes areas with unique geology, rare species habitats or pristine examples of native ecosystems. The Colorado Natural Areas Program enters into land management agreements with federal, state, local and private landowners to protect and, in some cases, promote the values of Natural Areas. There are currently 92 Designated Natural Areas and 24 sites registered as potential Natural Areas. CNAP provides skilled Volunteer Stewards, land management advice, and protection assistance to the owners and managers of Designated Natural Areas.