Udall announces bill to make Browns Canyon a national monument

Lesley McClurg/CPR News
Browns Canyon.

by Maggie Spencer, KRCC

Photo: Browns Canyon
Browns Canyon.

Friends of Browns Canyon, a regional group that’s worked to protect the area, says such a move would preserve the land and recreation along the Arkansas River for years to come.

The idea of the bill, when first reported in July by Colorado Public Radio's Lesley McClurg, stirred quite a bit of controversy.