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Expanding a National Conservation Area in Colorado's High Desert

Jun 1st, 2012  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Expanding a National Conservation Area in Colorado's High Desert

In June, Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) successfully conveyed 400 acres along Colorado’s Gunnison River to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), permanently protecting a property that was threatened by gravel mining and real estate and expanding the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA).

One of the great tributaries to the Colorado River, and the second largest river in Colorado, the Gunnison sweeps past rocky bluffs, desert slopes and riparian thickets of...

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Gunnison River Frontage Conserved

Dec 1st, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Gunnison River Frontage Conserved

The Gunnison is a vital branch of the Colorado River system, and a new and exciting focus area for Western Rivers Conservancy. With its long free-flowing length and habitat for rare flora and fauna, the Gunnison is a thread of life flowing through desert and rocky mountain canyonlands.

In December, we are making our first land purchase along the Gunnison: 131 acres that lie within two inholdings of the BLM Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA), located just...

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Effort on Gunnison River Moves into National Conservation Area

May 1st, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Effort on Gunnison River Moves into National Conservation Area

Western Rivers Conservancy has committed to purchase nearly 400 acres of spectacular canyon country along several miles of the Lower Gunnison River in Colorado. The private property is surrounded by the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA), a newly designated region that is home to ancient fossil beds, red rock canyons and desert flora and fauna. Once the property is acquired, Western Rivers Conservancy will convey it to the Bureau of Land Management to become part of...

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