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How Does National Monument Status Affect Rafting in Browns Canyon?

So, now that Browns Canyon is a National Monument and federally protected, you’re probably asking yourself how this will affect opportunities to raft the white waters of the Arkansas River. Bill Dvorak was an integral part is securing national monument status for Browns Canyon, and ensuring the tradition of whitewater rafting was an important aspect of this conservation initiative. Whitewater rafting continues in Browns Canyon Since management of the Arkansas River will remain the same, the tradition whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River will continue for generations to come. But now that Browns Canyon is a national monument, there are other areas of the park that are now protected and maintained, like the unparalleled rafting, kayaking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, climbing and hiking. Monument status will also protect historic water and grazing rights. No new roads will be constructed in…

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March 27, 2015