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
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
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
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