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Public Comment Closes on National Monument Review

On July 11th, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 MEDIA CONTACTS: Jaina Moan, Jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.org, 702-208-8377 Public Comment Closes on National Monument Review Over 2.7 million comments collected during the 60-day period LAS VEGAS, NV – Yesterday was the deadline to make a public comment about Gold Butte, Basin and Range, and 22 of the 27 National Monuments..

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Friends of Gold Butte Comment to DOI

On July 10th, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

July 10, 2017 Secretary Ryan Zinke U.S. Department of Interior 1849 C St. NW Washington, D.C. 20240 Re: Monument Review, DOI-2017-0002-0001 Dear Secretary Zinke, In response to your call for comments regarding National Monuments, please accept this submission from the Friends of Gold Butte. We are one of several local groups who, for the past..

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PAID Summer Internship Opportunity

On June 8th, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

Reid Gold Butte Internship Status: Part-time, 10-15 hours per week Internship Dates: July-August, 2017 (with potential to extend through December 2017) Wage: $12.00/hour The Friends of Gold Butte is looking for a part-time intern to assist with marketing and communications for our organization. The Friends of Gold Butte is a 501(c)3, Nevada non-profit organization. Our..

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TODAY: NV Senate to Hear Resolution in Support of National Monuments

On May 2nd, 2017, posted in: Advocacy, News, Take Action by 0 Comment

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2017      Media Contacts:                                                                                            Jaina Moan, Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte, jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.org  / 702-208-8377 Jocelyn Torres, Nevada Program Director, Conservation Lands Foundation, jocelyn@conservationlands.org / 702-767-2089 MEDIA ALERT Assembly Joint Resolution 13 Expressing Support for Gold Butte National Monument and Basin and Range National Monument to be..

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Response to President’s Executive Order threatening our nation’s public land treasures

On April 26th, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by 3 Comments

For Immediate Release: April 26, 2017                                                                                       Media Contact:                                                                                              Jaina Moan, Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.org  / 702-208-8377 RELEASE: Friends of Gold Butte and Friends of Basin and Range National Monuments respond to President’s Executive Order threatening our nation’s public land treasures LAS VEGAS –..

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Gold Butte National Monument!

On December 28th, 2016, posted in: Advocacy, News by 2 Comments

We are pleased to announce that President Obama has designated Gold Butte a National Monument! Click here to send your thanks to President Obama today! Located between the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Gold Butte is a treasure trove of cultural, historic, and natural wonders. Protecting Gold Butte ensures that people..

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Friends of Gold Butte Release Second Damage Report

On August 18th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by 6 Comments

DOWNLOAD THE 2016 GOLD BUTTE DAMAGE REPORT HERE. The report has been redacted to protect archaeological artifact and cultural site locations so as not to drive additional visitation to sensitive yet unprotected areas. The second Gold Butte Damage Report details damage to historical sites and fragile desert landscape, further illustrating need for permanent protection of Nevada’s..

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Gold Butte Photo Contest

On June 2nd, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

ENTER TO #PROTECTGOLDBUTTE & WIN! Enter the #ProtectGoldButte photo contest! Showing our love on social media is one of the best ways to display widespread support for a Gold Butte National Monument. To enter, simply follow these instructions: Find your favorite photo of yourself enjoying Gold Butte or get outside and take a new photo! Post your..

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Native American Culture Walk in Gold Butte

On May 2nd, 2016, posted in: Advocacy, Events, News by 0 Comment

On Saturday, April 26, members from nine different tribes in southern Nevada, Utah, and Arizona came together in support to call for protection for Gold Butte. Here is a great interview with Fawn Douglas of the Las Vegas Pauite tribe. http://knpr.org/dc-blog/standard-bearer

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March Gold Butte Speaker Series to Feature Hummingbirds

On March 14th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by 2 Comments

Mesquite – March 14, 2016 – The Virgin Valley is a great place to see hummingbirds in the spring. What species of hummingbirds frequent the Virgin River Valley and how can you tell them apart? We will explore the answers to these questions and others at the Friends of Gold Butte Speaker Series event at..

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