Reprinted from the Las Vegas Review Journal – 9/28/11
Even with all of its world-class gaming and entertainment options, Southern Nevada needs to work harder to continue to broaden its economy, including diversifying the conservation tourism market and attractions.
Last Saturday was National Public Lands Day. So let’s turn our attention to Nevada’s amazing natural and culturally rich outdoor public landscapes that add to the future economic health of Nevada.
These unique and resource-rich landscapes, such as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Valley of Fire and Lake Mead, all have earned their star on the map. There’s another treasured destination, however, that may be the shining star — Gold Butte — also known as “Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon.”
Read the rest in the RJ: http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/gold-butte-deserves-star-on-the-map-130689148.html