Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area

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Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Aerial View of Ute Park.jpg
Aerial View of Ute Park, GGNCA
Map showing the location of Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area
Map showing the location of Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area
Map of the United States
Location Delta County / Montrose County,[1] Colorado, USA
Nearest city Montrose, Colorado
Coordinates 38°37′19″N 107°53′20″W / 38.622°N 107.889°W / 38.622; -107.889Coordinates: 38°37′19″N 107°53′20″W / 38.622°N 107.889°W / 38.622; -107.889[2]
Area 62,844 acres (254.32 km2)
Established 1999
Governing body Bureau of Land Management
http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nca/ggnca.html

The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area is a 62,844-acre (254.32 km2) National Conservation Area located in west-central Colorado near Montrose. It is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as part of the National Landscape Conservation System. 57,725 acres (233.60 km2) were designated in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-76). The Black Canyon of the Gunnison Boundary Revision Act of 2003 (PL 108-78) expanded the NCA to its current size.

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