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7:38 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Browns Canyon Subject of National Monument, Wilderness Area Proposal

Proposed boundary for the national monument and wilderness area.
Credit / / Friends of Browns Canyon

Senator Mark Udall is expected in Chaffee County today to unveil new proposed legislation that looks to declare Browns Canyon a national monument and wilderness area. KRCC’s Maggie Spencer has more.
 

The Arkansas River runs through Browns Canyon, and if passed, the bill would declare 22,000 acres of land from Nathrop to Salida a national monument and an additional 10,500 acres as protected wilderness.

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