July 26, 2012
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
http://www.markudall.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2576 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 HERE<http://www.markudall.senate.gov/?p=form&id=51>.