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NWF celebrates a new national monument: Colorado's Browns Canyon

Judith Kohler February 18, 2015

“Browns Canyon is widely revered for its rafting, fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife watching, and rugged backcountry," said Collin O’Mara, the National Wildlife Federation’s CEO and president, "This is why folks from all walks of life, lawmakers from both parties, and conservation leaders across Colorado, including our state affiliate the Colorado Wildlife Federation, have worked for more than two decades to protect it.  On behalf of the entire National Wildlife Federation, we are grateful to the president for supporting wildlife and amazing outdoor experiences by permanently protecting this conservation jewel." ~ Collin O'Mara

Mining claims pose threat to Browns Canyon

Bill Dvorak, Jan. 7, 2014

It was a great day for Chaffee County and Colorado when Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet introduced the Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act of 2013 in December.

There is broad support for this legislation among us locals because it will bring significant economic benefits and preserve the special resources of the area as they are now.

I’ve been asked why we need to make Browns Canyon a national monument – why can’t we just leave it as it is?