Get Involved

Whether you support Browns because of its unique and fragile beauty, or its importance as winter elk habitat, or because you too believe that we are stewards of the land, not users of it, the time is now to protect it for the future.

There are many ways to help:

Join our email list – this will keep you in the loop and at the ready-- we won’t fill your inbox, we’ll just make sure you’re alerted when there’s news or a new chance to make a difference. (Sign up in the box at left.)

Let the Colorado members of Congress know that you support the Browns Canyon Wilderness and that they should too! Email Senator Udall, email Senator Bennet, and email Congressman Lamborn. And please send a copy to Friends of Browns Canyon Wilderness so we know who's taking action!

Here's a sample letter:
For a number of years, many of us have actively pursued the review, management and protection of Browns Canyon as part the National Wilderness Preservation System. These 20,000 acres offer excellent primitive recreation and hunting for those who understand and enjoy the solitude and value of wilderness. It is one of the few low-elevation, semi-desert areas in Colorado, accessible during fall, winter and spring. Fortunately, the area is free from timber, mineral and water conflicts.

Browns is important winter range for elk, mule deer, black bear, mountain lion and smaller wildlife. In addition, there are approximately 50 head of bighorn sheep. It is well-documented that motorized vehicles place undue stress on Bighorn Sheep and other wildlife.

The barrier to establishing Browns Canyon Wilderness comes from the ATV users in Buena Vista who are fighting to cut the area in two from the Turret trail to the forest trail north of Browns. This small group of individuals has no interest in the protection of the wildlife resources, the value of wilderness or consideration of hikers and horse riders. At this point, the key issue is protecting the Turret Trail and insuring a complete and whole wilderness.

Use your connections
Let us know if you have a personal connection to Representative Lamborn or to either Senator Udall or Bennet; please indicate whether or not you are willing to put your connections to work for wilderness.

Spread the word!
Recruit others to support the campaign.

Make a donation
We’re a volunteer-driven effort, but we still need funds to cover outreach to our congressional delegation as well as administrative costs. Every dollar you donate provides the tools we need to get this wilderness designation passed.