Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Protecting Browns Canyon

From the Save Browns Canyon Instagram
There are 22,000 acres in Colorado that have recently come into the sights of the extractive industries -- the folks who bring you mining and drilling and the issues and risk from all that -- and a bunch of anglers and hunters in Colorado have joined forces to try and protect this wilderness from be spoiled.

According to the Sportsmen for Browns site:
Browns Canyon, located along the upper Arkansas River in Colorado, is known for premier trout fishing, outstanding big game habitat, world-famous whitewater, rugged and remote wildlands, and a proud cattle ranching tradition. This diversity supports thousands of jobs, from river outfitters and guides to ranchers in the nearby communities of Salida and Buena Vista. Protecting this 22,000 acre gem along the Arkansas River as a National Monument is a community-driven effort to preserve this unique natural and economic resource for generations to come.
 I suggest you head over to their website to take a look at this special place and their efforts. In particular, they're seeking National Monument status for the site which would provide protection for this place in perpetuity. Sign-up for their emails. You can also find some great pictures on their instagram site.

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