About Friends of Browns Canyon

Friends of Browns Canyon is working to permanently protect Browns Canyon of the Arkansas River, located in central Colorado, as Wilderness or as a National Monument. 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

  • 07.24.14

    Udall introduces Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act

    Ten years of continued local support and advocacy for permanent protection of Colorado’s Browns Canyon is finally paying off. Senator Mark Udall’s “Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act”, received a hearing by US Senate National Park Subcommittee this past Wednesday, July 23. This is huge a step towards permanent protection … read more

  • 02.28.14

    Senator Michael Bennet Joins Senator Mark Udall’s Effort to Preserve Browns Canyon

    February 28, 2014 – Citing the area’s importance to the local economy, Senator Michael Bennet became a cosponsor of S.1794, The Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act of 2013, to protect Browns Canyon region as an invaluable economic and natural resource for Chaffee County and the state.  The bill, originally introduced by Colorado U.S. … read more

  • 12.20.13

    Diverse Stakeholders Celebrate New Proposals to Expand the National Conservation Lands

    After years of community dialogue, communities in New Mexico and Colorado saw their home grown proposals to expand the National Conservation Lands move one step closer to reality this month as new legislation was introduced for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Browns Canyon. On Tuesday, December 10th Colorado Senators Mark … read more