PROTECTED! Gold Butte National Monument

Gold Butte is Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon, and it is a treasure trove of cultural, historic, and natural wonders. Located between the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Gold Butte covers almost 350,000 acres in southeastern Nevada.


Gold Butte’s wonders include thousands of petroglyphs, historic mining and pioneer-era artifacts, rare and threatened wildlife, dramatic geologic features like red sculpted stand stone and rock spires, and fossil track-sites dating back 170-180 million years ago.

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Region’s beauty well showcased

  LAS VEGAS SUN- I want to thank the management and staff at the Sahara West Library for displaying the Monuments exhibit for the past few months. The sculpture, art and photographs showcase the magnificence of Basin & Range, Tule Springs Fossil Beds, and Gold Butte national monuments. And what a diverse collection of artists…. Read more »

Environmental groups collect comments on Gold Butte management

MESQUITE LOCAL NEWS- Friends of Gold Butte (FOGB) and Sierra Club hosted a “Citizen’s Hearing for the Gold Butte National Monument” at Highland Estates Resort Hotel in Mesquite on June 27.  The two organizations are concerned that the BLM has excluded public comment on Gold Butte National Monument in drafting a revised resource management plan… Read more »

A Trump administration review, budget delays leave fieldwork on public lands unfunded

  THE NEVADA INDEPENDENT- At Gold Butte National Monument, the Bureau of Land Management oversees most of the work to preserve the detailed petroglyphs and jagged red rock formations in the 300,000-acre park. But the federal land agency does not do that work alone. Each year, the BLM and other agencies within the Department of… Read more »

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