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.

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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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Nevada conservationists vow to protect national monuments

KSL.COM- Defenders of two national monuments in Nevada are vowing to wage a legal battle to protect them if President Donald Trump tries to shrink them like he did in Utah. Trump signed a pair of proclamations Monday dramatically reducing the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments in Utah. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., says… Read more »

Outdoor areas are national treasures

LAS VEGAS SUN- Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, I had never experienced the outdoors until last summer when I was accepted into the Latino Heritage Internship Program, a joint partnership between the National Park Service and Hispanic Access Foundation. As the Lake Mead National Recreation Area became my home, I discovered… Read more »

Small Businesses Implore Trump To Leave Monuments Alone

CBS LOCAL LAS VEGAS- Business leaders form towns close to national monuments across the United States sent a letter to the Trump administration, asking the President not to shrink the monuments’ borders. Small business leaders from Nevada have signed a letter to the Trump administration asking that national monuments like Gold Butte be left intact. They… Read more »

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