Leave the national monuments alone

LOS ANGELES TIMES- More than a century ago, to prevent the degradation of open natural spaces and the pillaging of ruins and prehistoric sites, Congress adopted the Antiquities Act, which gives the president the authority and flexibility to unilaterally protect historically or geologically significant federal lands from exploitation. Four months later, President Roosevelt used the… Read more »

Trump order puts national monuments, including Nevada’s, in crosshairs

RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL- President Donald Trump called Wednesday for an unprecedented review of national monuments established by Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, calling into question the future of nearly two dozen monuments, including two in Nevada and two in the California desert. Obama designated those monuments last year, thrilling conservationists and outdoors enthusiasts who had… Read more »

Nevada Democrats push for monument protections

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL CARSON CITY — The Democrats in the Nevada Assembly want President Donald Trump to lay off Nevada’s national monuments. On the eve of Trump’s order Wednesday to review monument declarations, the Assembly passed a resolution supporting the monument designation for Gold Butte and Basin and Range. Assembly Joint Resolution 13 passed… Read more »

Tribes encourage Zinke to visit Gold Butte

LAS VEGAS SUN LETTER TO THE EDITOR–Thank you for your editorial asking Rep. Ryan Zinke, if confirmed as secretary of the Interior, to uphold Gold Butte’s protected status (“Interior secretary, Congress should support Gold Butte,” Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 1). We, too, were alarmed by Zinke’s comments that he might strip the national monument of… Read more »

Obama’s national monument designations were lawful, not land grabs

LOS ANGELES TIMES–President Obama’s 2016 national monument designations have prompted Republican critics from Nevada to Maine to suggest that, under cover of the Antiquities Act of 1906, he exceeded his authority, orchestrating a massive federal land grab. These critics are ignoring the history and scope of the act and the positive effects of monument designations… Read more »

Gold Butte proclamation still allows hunting, fishing in area

By C. DOUGLAS NIELSEN SPECIAL TO THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL On Dec. 28, outgoing President Barack Obama brought to a sudden end the ongoing argument about the future of a remote piece of Nevada real estate known as Gold Butte. Citing his authority under the American Antiquities Act, Obama issued a proclamation designating 296,937 acres… Read more »

The Spectrum Letter to the Editor: Find common ground

As a Southwest Utah resident, I am excited and relieved that the Bears Ears and Gold Butte monuments have been proclaimed. I have had the opportunity to explore both areas and have found a wealth of beauty and history in these amazing places. Whether sleeping under the darkest skies I have ever seen or hiking… Read more »

Reno Gazette Journal Letter: Thanks to officials for Gold Butte designation

Thank you, President Obama, Senator Reid and Congresswoman Titus for listening to the voice of the majority of the American People and proclaiming Gold Butte a national monument. Gold Butte is a landscape beyond compare and is worthy of permanent protection. Gold Butte is home to rare and threatened plants and animals, stunning rock formations… Read more »

Reno Gazette Journal Letter: Thanks, Obama, for protecting Gold Butte

Thank you to President Obama for designating Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada. Nevadans have appreciated the recreational opportunities, the rich history of the region and the solitude that is unique to Gold Butte for many years. My husband and I love to camp and hike in Gold Butte and, over the years, we… Read more »

The Spectrum Letter to the Editor: ‘A great idea!’

Gold Butte National Monument, what a great idea! Let’s protect the land and embrace our natural environment. I live and do business in Mesquite and now we have a named monument in our backyard, finally some good news in the landslide of dreary news. If you don’t already know, Nevadans have been working to protect… Read more »