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Apr 1, 2013 11:32 AM by Elaine Sheridan

Brown Canyon proposal moves forward

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Sen. Mark Udall has launched a detailed legislative proposal to establish Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Area on the Arkansas River.

Udall's proposal reflects feedback from dozens of stakeholders, including business owners, sportsmen, elected officials and recreational groups for a river known for its white-water rafting.

According to the Summit Daily, Udall's proposal would protect approximately 22,000 acres along the Arkansas River between Salida and Buena Vista.

Browns Canyon is one of the more popular whitewater rafting destinations in the nation.

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