McInnis Canyorlands Conservation Area Expanding

There is now significantly more land at the McInnis National Park for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. The trust for public land. or T.P.L., announced Thursday that another 830 acres of land will be transferred from private ownership to the Bureau of Land Management.

The money for the land came from the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. The T.P.L helped negote the deal with the Jouflas family from Grand Junction which sold six parcels.

Officials say this will provide the public with better access to the Colorado River, help preserve palentological resources and protect wildlife habitat.

The parcels are located on the western edge of the national conservation area within Rabbit Valley.

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