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Gold Butte National Monument

Gold Butte, NV  Photo:  Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Gold Butte, NV Photo: Friends of Nevada Wilderness

2016 Success

Grantee:  Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Friends of Gold Butte

Result: 296,937 acres protected

President Obama added to his significant conservation legacy by designating the Gold Butte National Monument, permanently protecting 296,937 acres of public land in southern Nevada. Gold Butte – also considered Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon – includes rugged mountains, Joshua tree and Mojave yucca forests, outcroppings of sandstone, and braided washes that turn into slot canyons. Native Americans have depended on this area for sustenance, medicine gathering, and spiritual use for thousands of years. Visitors can find rock art, structures, roasting pits, and pottery throughout the area.