Obama moves to protect nearly 2 million acres of public lands before Trump takes office

Jenny Rowland of ThinkProgress The designation of two new national monuments is just the latest in a series of actions aimed at protecting lands and waters. Gold Butte National Monument CREDIT: U.S. Department of the Interior The amount of protected lands in the United States expanded by nearly two million acres Wednesday as President Barack Obama designated two… Read more »

Secretaries Jewell, Vilsack Applaud President’s Designation of New National Monuments in Utah and Nevada

WASHINGTON – (ENEWSPF)–December 29, 2016. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack yesterday joined tribes, members of Congress, state and local officials, and local business and community leaders in applauding the President’s designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southeastern Nevada. Representing the… Read more »

For Native Americans, new national monument a rare victory

By Harry Bruins of the Christian Science Monitor DECEMBER 29, 2016  NEW YORK—When President Obama issued two controversial proclamations on Wednesday, establishing new national monuments in swaths of scenic land in Utah and Nevada, his words were in many ways infused with a deep sensitivity to the spiritual traditions of the area’s Native American tribes. Indeed, at the… Read more »

Proclamation Language Establishing Gold Butte National Monument

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release: December 28, 2016 ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL MONUMENT ——- BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In southeast Nevada lies a landscape of contrast and transition, where dramatically chiseled red sandstone, twisting canyons, and tree-clad mountains punctuate flat stretches of… Read more »

Monumento Nacional de Gold Butte: Lista de Citas

“Hoy, el Presidente Obama, con el apoyo del Senador Reid, la Congresista Titus y miles de Nevadenses, designó a Gold Butte como monumento nacional. Aplaudimos al Presidente, por sus esfuerzos para otorgarle al área de Gold Butte la protección que se merece, al tiempo que proporciona un impulso económico a nuestra comunidad del sur de… Read more »

Gold Butte National Monument Quote List

“I understand the need to protect the region’s recreational, cultural, and natural resources. That is why I support protecting Gold Butte, Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon.” Steve Sisolak, Chairman, Clark County Commission “Over the years my family and I have enjoyed hiking, biking, camping, and simply taking in the fresh air and beauty of… Read more »


TODAY, December 28, 2016 at 3:30pm PST See below for details about Press Event with Congresswoman Titus    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016 MEDIA CONTACTS: Annette Magnus, 702-285-0898 Maria-Teresa Liebermann, 702-235-7104 Jaina Moan,702-208-8377 LAS VEGAS, NV -Today, President Obama designated Gold Butte, Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon, a National Monument. Friends of… Read more »

Obama Designates Two New National Monuments In Nevada And Utah

NPR.org December 28, 20168:02 PM ET NATHAN ROTT President Obama has designated two areas in the deserts of southern Nevada and Utah as national monuments, after years of fighting and debate over the management of both areas. The newly created Bears Ears National Monument will protect roughly 1.35 million acres of land in southeast Utah from future… Read more »

President Obama names Nevada’s Gold Butte a national monument

Gold Butte photo courtesy US Senator Harry Reid’s website By AP | Posted: Wed 2:57 PM, Dec 28, 2016  |  Updated: Wed 5:11 PM, Dec 28, 2016  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – President Barack Obama has designated two new national monuments in Utah and Nevada at sites that have become key flashpoints over public land in the U.S. West. The… Read more »

Obama names Nevada, Utah monuments despite opposition

Reno Gazzette-Journal Brady McCombs, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West, marking the administration’s latest move to protect environmentally sensitive areas in its final days. The Bears Ears… Read more »