- President Lyndon B. Johnson, on the signing of the Wilderness Act of 1964
When introducing his bill to protect the Browns Canyon Wilderness, then-Senator Wayne Allard said:
“This area includes some of the most picturesque vistas in Colorado, and my bill would preserve its natural beauty. It is a stunning landscape, with granite canyons stretching along the Arkansas River and merging into mixed forests and meadows.
“In addition, the legislation would improve recreational opportunities within the area, which is one of the most popular rafting spots in Colorado.
“Not only will this bill protect one of Colorado’s great natural treasures, it will bring more tourists to the surrounding area and help the economies of Chaffee and Fremont counties.”
We agree completely. Join us as we work to protect our natural heritage for generations to come.
Quote of the week:
“Because of its unusual rock formations and outcroppings and its wild, untamed and rugged nature, Browns is deserving of full wilderness designation.”