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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 0 Comment

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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Outings and Outreach Coordinator

On January 25th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

Job Opening Title: Outings and Outreach Coordinator Status: Part-time, 20 hours per week Wage: $20.00/hour The Friends of Gold Butte is seeking a part-time coordinator to assist with Gold Butte outings and community relations in Mesquite, Nevada in support of permanent protection for Gold Butte. This position is based in the City of Mesquite. Responsibilities:..

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Gold Butte Year in Review – 2015

On December 30th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

It has been a busy year for Gold Butte and for the Friends of Gold Butte. Read on for a recap of the news, activities, and accomplishments of 2015. Winter In January, Senator Harry Reid introduced S.B. 199 to protect Gold Butte as a National Conservation Area with Wilderness. Thank you Senator Reid! In February,..

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Permanently Protecting Gold Butte is Good for Nevada’s Economy

On November 17th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 16, 2015 Outside Las Vegas Releases Study that Shows Permanently Protecting Gold Butte is Good for Nevada’s Economy Rep. Dina Titus, Jeremy Aguero of Applied Analysis and others discussed research conducted about the economic benefits of protecting the land at Gold Butte LAS VEGAS – On Monday, Jeremy Aguero, Principal..

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Friends of Gold Butte Kicks Off Fall Speaker Series in Mesquite

On September 8th, 2015, posted in: Events, News by 2 Comments

Mesquite – September 4, 2015 – What does a wilderness designation mean and how is wilderness valued in our society? What qualifies an area to become wilderness? We will explore the answers to these questions and others at the Friends of Gold Butte kick-off Speaker Series event at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015..

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