Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

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Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Dominguez Creek waterfall.jpg
Dominguez Creek Waterfall
Map showing the location of Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area
Map showing the location of Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area
Map of the United States
Location Delta, Mesa, and Montrose counties Colorado, United States
Nearest city Grand Junction, Colorado
Coordinates 38°47′N 108°22′W / 38.78°N 108.36°W / 38.78; -108.36Coordinates: 38°47′N 108°22′W / 38.78°N 108.36°W / 38.78; -108.36
Area 209,610 acres (848.3 km2)
Established 2009
Governing body Bureau of Land Management
http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nca/denca.html

The Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area is a 209,610-acre (848.3 km2) National Conservation Area located in western Colorado southeast of Grand Junction and northwest of Montrose.[1] It is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and was created as part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.[2] In 2009 66,280 acres (26,820 ha) were also designated as the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness.

The Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA) encompasses canyons along the Uncompahgre Plateau along the Gunnison River. The southwest side of the NCA borders Uncompahgre National Forest. There are several trails and campsites in the NCA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, Utah". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Holt, Rush D. (30 March 2009), Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Washington, DC: Library of Congress, archived from the original on February 21, 2013, retrieved May 26, 2012 

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Bureau of Land Management.