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Dominguez Canyon, CO

Dominguez Canyon, CO  Photo: Western Colorado Congress
Dominguez Canyon, CO Photo: Western Colorado Congress

2009 Success

Grantee:  Western Colorado Congress

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Result: 200,000 acres protected

Western Colorado Congress, in partnership with Colorado Environmental Coalition, led the local effort to establish the 200,000-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, which includes a 66,000-acre Dominguez Canyon Wilderness. The area is notable for its redrock sandstone cliffs, waterfalls, wildlife, and cultural sites.