Bill Dvorak Speaks Out On Browns Canyon Victory!

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GREAT NEWS BROWNS! CANYON DECLARED NATIONAL MONUMENT

This has been 20 years in the making and all of the hard work has finally paid off. This has truly been a collaborative effort by hundreds of people, and we are so proud at the results. Not only is this a big win for conservation and protection efforts of the great Colorado backcountry, wildlife, and rivers, but now Dvorak Expeditions can proudly offer our whitewater river rafting clients an incredible adventure down the Arkansas River, through the Newest National Monument: Browns Canyon!

The Brown Canyon rapids are almost as thrilling as Obama declaring it a National Monument

The Brown Canyon rapids are almost as thrilling as Obama declaring it a National Monument

A word from Bill Dvorak on Browns Canyon’s presidential proclamation

Bill Dvorak whitewater rafting the rapids of the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon

Bill Dvorak whitewater rafting the rapids of the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon

Only in today’s polarized political climate could conservation of a  treasured Colorado landscape be dismissed as a top-down “big-government land grab.” The roughly 22,000 acres in Browns Canyon that will be set aside when President Barack Obama declares it a national monument are already public lands. His action will ensure they stay that way and that the fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities can continue. The backcountry that is home to such iconic wildlife as mule deer, elk and bighorn sheep and the waters that provide some of the best angling in the region won’t be carved up or sold to developers. Those of us who’ve been working for this the past two decades have been repeatedly disappointed by congressional gridlock and ideological battles. A presidential proclamation was our only avenue. It was great to see the President respond to the Public meeting held in Salida Dec. 6 where @700 folks showed up with over 90% of those speaking in favor of the National Monument designation. If that’s not consensus I don’t know what is!

Bill Dvorak

Book your Brown Canyon National Monument trip with Dvorak Expeditions

Call Dvorak today and plan a thrilling adventure down the Arkansas River, through Browns Canyon. See why these public lands deserve to get National Monument status. We are proud of our President for recognizing the importance of preserving Browns Canyon so that we can continue to enjoy everything that Browns Canyon has to offer. Come seek the thrill of the rapids, the tranquility of the river, the fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, SUP and any other recreational activity you can think of. Call Dvorak and customize your trip, and celebrate the newest National Monument in the United States. Thank you, President Obama, and thank you to the countless of people who worked tirelessly to make this a reality. We did it!!

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