The Buena Vista Town Trustees voted unanimously on July 24, 2012 to support protection of Browns Canyon. CWF has supported permanent protection for several years and contacted several CWF members in advance of the vote to ask them to contact the trustees to urge support.
Senator Udall applauded the Trustees’ vote. Here is the Senator’s press release, issued on July 25:
Udall Welcomes Buena Vista Trustees’ Endorsement of Protecting Browns Canyon
Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Mark Udall called the Buena Vista Town Trustees’ unanimous vote last night to
support his efforts to permanently protect Browns Canyon an encouraging development.
“Protecting Browns Canyon will ensure that this truly magnificent area – a river
recreationist’s dream – remains protected and an ongoing draw for tourists, guides
and outfitters,” Udall said. “There is broad support that we need to act to preserve
and protect Browns Canyon. Protecting this special area is one of the best
investments we can make to create jobs and support the local economy. The Buena
Vista trustees underlined just that last night with their unanimous endorsement of
protecting Browns Canyon.”
Earlier this year, Udall kicked off efforts to establish the Arkansas River Canyon
National Monument and Browns Canyon Wilderness Area. You can access maps associated
with Udall’s proposal and comment on the proposals by clicking