About Friends of Browns Canyon

Friends of Browns Canyon (FOBC) is a group of passionate outdoor recreationists–hikers, equestrians, whitewater enthusiasts and guides, anglers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, hunters, photographers, and more–who worked to achieve permanent protection for the Browns Canyon area. You can learn more about them by visiting their website, www.brownscanyon.org.

Browns Canyon National Monument was designated by presidential proclamation on February 19, 2015, and FOBC now devotes its time to stewardship, sustainability, and enhancements that will help others enjoy the remarkable Browns Canyon ecosystem and learn about its unique environment and history.

This incredible area provides outstanding fish and wildlife habitat, sweeping views of the Arkansas Valley as well as four-season recreation opportunities for people to explore the outdoors and experience the area’s scenery and solitude. As one of the most popular destinations in the nation for whitewater enthusiasts, Browns Canyon is important to the economic health of local businesses, river outfitters and to the quality of life for surrounding communities.

From the blog

  • 08.22.17

    Don’t Change Our Monuments – Friends Grassroots Network Open Letter To Secretary Zinke

    Dear Secretary Zinke, We are community leaders representing thousands of local citizen-advocates and volunteer stewards of America’s land-based national monuments. We live in and represent the gateway communities to these treasured places–most of which are part of America’s National Conservation Lands, protected lands that stands proudly alongside our national parks … read more

  • 04.26.17

    Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

    Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more

  • 02.24.15

    Obama Designates Browns Canyon National Monument in Colorado

    On Thursday, February 19, 2015, President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to permanently protect Browns Canyon in Colorado, along with the Honouliuli Internment Camp in Hawaii and Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood, as national monuments. These national monuments will permanently protect a diversity of lands and waters that … read more

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