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

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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 have seen reckless damage to the priceless natural resources that are in the region. President Obama and our Nevada elected leaders, Senator Reid and Congresswoman Titus, heeded the call and gave permanent protection to this iconic corner of southern Nevada – and not a moment too soon. Thank you President Obama for recognizing the treasure that Nevada has in Gold Butte and for protecting these resources for the next generations to enjoy just as we have.

Shevawn Von Tobel, Reno

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