In Gold Butte in Nevada, Ancient Rock Art and Rugged Beauty

NEW YORK TIMES- It was 105 degrees, and I was in the Mojave Desert looking for ancient images of goat-like creatures. I scanned the rock formations with my binoculars and then scrambled over some boulders and descended into a wash that was once a river. I guessed that only a handful of people in the… Read more »

Nevada can’t miss too many chances to showcase natural wonders

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL- Nevada missed an opportunity to showcase its outdoor treasures to a perfect audience. It can’t afford to miss out again. The Silver State’s tourism secret is out that it’s not just a boulevard full of neon and the world’s best casino resorts. It’s also an outdoor recreation hub, a launch point… Read more »

RV tour fighting to keep Nevada’s national monuments safe

KSNV NEWS 3 LV- An RV bus rolled through Las Vegas on Friday as part of a conservation group’s fight against an executive order brought on by President Trump. In April, the president issued an executive order instructing the Department of the Interior to review 27 national monuments federally protected over the last 21 years…. Read more »

Gold Butte’s national monument designation under review

LAS VEGAS  Nearly a million acres of land in Nevada could lose their national monument designation. Gold Butte, as well as Basin ‘N’ Range, are two monuments the department of the interior is currently reviewing. However, on Friday, many fought to protect the land.  Others voiced how they would like to the designations made smaller…. Read more »

Letter to the Editor- Rylander

MESQUITE LOCAL NEWS LETTER TO THE EDITOR- Open Letter to the City Council about Monument Review Vote Greetings Council and Mayor, First of all, thanks go to Geno for his no vote on resolution 927, support for review of the Gold Butte National Monument boundaries. I am extremely disappointed in the rest of the council… Read more »

Groups, Senate Democrats urge Trump to keep monuments intact

REVIEW-JOURNAL-  A day after a public comment period closed, Senate Democrats and environmental groups urged the Trump administration Tuesday to keep intact protections and boundaries of national monuments, including Gold Butte and Basin and Range in Nevada. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., joined other senators from Western states during a Capitol Hill news conference to announce public support for… Read more »

National monuments must be protected

Tribal communities have sounded the alarm again and again. Public lands across the United States have been targeted for “review,” and we are in danger of losing the natural treasures we have worked so long to protect. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced last month, as part of a reassessment of national monuments mandated by President… Read more »

Artists Unite in the Shadow of the Nevada National Monuments Review

HUFFINGTON POST- Aromatic smoke wafts around Aztec dancers in brightly plumed headdresses performing movements passed down through generations. Next a group of Native American jingle dancers spin and jump in a swirl of bright colors. The theme of July’s First Friday festival is Unity and this Las Vegas Culture Pop Up event at the downtown… Read more »

Nevada could lose 2 National Monuments, public comment deadline looming

KSNV News3LV – A last-ditch effort to make sure Nevada’s newest National Monuments stay that way. Thursday night, dozens showed up to offer support for Gold Butte and Basin and Range Monuments. Both, along with 25 other National Monuments could lose their designation after an unprecedented review by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The U.S…. Read more »

Don’t Reduce National Monument

  MOAPA VALLEY PROGRESS- We are writing to share our opinion about the Gold Butte National Monument. We believe that this landscape is sacred. It is special. It needed and deserved the National Monument designation it was given. The Moapa Band of Paiutes have subsisted in Moapa Valley since time immemorial. Gold Butte is traditional… Read more »