Our mission is to promote the responsible enjoyment of the Gold Butte National Monument through education, stewardship, advocacy, and preservation of natural and cultural resources.

Friends of Gold Butte is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.

Our Goals

Our goals are focused in four strategic priority areas:

Programs: Create education and outdoor recreation programs that support the enjoyable and sustainable use of Gold Butte and other public lands.

Infrastructure: Facilitate the installation and maintenance of infrastructure necessary to support access to Gold Butte and protect the landscape.

Advocacy: Cultivate community relations and support land management policies and decisions that preserve a healthy landscape and promote responsible access and use of Gold Butte.

Organizational Sustainability: Ensure the organization is financially sound, has strong partner relationships, a positive community standing, and a growing membership that supports the organization and operations.

We envision a vibrant and healthy Gold Butte landscape where the land and wildlife, cultural resources, and solitude are preserved and accessible for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

We’re a diverse group that cares actively for Gold Butte.

If you’ve been to Gold Butte, you know what a magical place it is. We feel that way too. That’s why we’re continuously doing projects to both preserve its integrity and help people enjoy its treasures safely and responsibly.

We do projects like signage, restoration, and cleanup, all in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). It’s rewarding work and fun to meet other people who share the same interests. Different projects are happening all the time, so be sure to get on our mailing list so you can be notified when we start another one.

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Special Projects

Join us for public lands day in September when we will install road signs in the new monument.

Restoration

Damages to desert lands, including driving off designated roads, take hundreds of years to heal. We work to erase tracks and replant vegetation.

Trash Pickup

We pick up literally tons of trash along the Gold Butte road annually. Join us in keeping Gold Butte clean and natural.

Preserving the integrity of Gold Butte is our primary mission. In partnership with the BLM, we regularly work on many types of stewardship projects.

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STEWARDSHIP

We host monthly guest speakers in Mesquite on all outdoor topics like archeology, geology, desert animals, desert plants, history, and others.

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EDUCATION

Being an advocate for Gold Butte never ends. We need your help writing letters, tabling at events, speak up at community meetings, and more.

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ADVOCACY

We lead hikes and outings on a regular basis from September through April. We enjoy all forms of outdoor recreation, especially in Gold Butte.

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FELLOWSHIP

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In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir
CONSUMER SPENDING
$887B
AMERICAN JOBS
7.6M
FEDERAL TAX REVENUE
$65.3B
STATE AND LOCAL TAX REVENUE
$59.2B
PUBLIC LANDS ECONOMIC OUTPUT
$45B
JOBS GENERATED BY PUBLIC LANDS
396,000

Outdoor recreation benefits us all.

 

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