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For Immediate Release 
January 29, 2009 

Denise Adamic BLM 303-239-3671

BLM Colorado gives video tour of Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area & Wilderness

DENVER — In a new scenic and engaging internet video, the Bureau of Land Management invites the public to learn about the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area and Wilderness. This 5-minute video is the first in a series of video tours BLM Colorado plans to do throughout the state.

Action shots of whitewater rafting, mountain biking and off-highway vehicle driving show users the variety of recreational opportunities the GGNCA and Wilderness offer. Panoramic views of adobe badlands, rugged pinyon-juniper covered slopes, and spectacular river canyons, introduce viewers to the natural resources also found here.

The video tour can be viewed online at: www.co.blm.gov/media/video_library/ggnca.htm, and is also available in several downloadable formats for Windows, Mac and iPod players.

The GGNCA is northeast of Montrose, Colo., downstream from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The Gunnison Gorge Wilderness lies at the center of the National Conservation Area.

The GGNCA and Wilderness are part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System. This Conservation System conserves, protects, and restores some of America's most spectacular landscapes as a part of the agency's multiple-use mandate. Consisting of about 27 million acres of public lands set aside for their recreational, cultural, scientific, and other values, the Conservation System has over 850 National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Scenic and Historic Trails. BLM Colorado manages 63 Conservation System areas encompassing over 1 million acres – about 1/8 of the 8.3 million surface acres of BLM land in the state.

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Last updated: 01-29-2009