Virgin Mountains Photo Essay

   Cabin Canyon in Gold Butte National Monument is home to beautiful – and interesting – sites. Geologic forces are visible in the cracking of the rocks. Photos by Steve Dudrow Hiking in Cabin Canyon. Photo by Charyn McDonnell    While hiking through Cabin Canyon, you will find many historic structures still standing. Some, like above,..

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2017 In Review

In the waning days of 2016, Gold Butte finally received the protected designation it needs and deserves. Now, one year later, we are seeing real and positive results on the land. There has been an increase in private and public funding and resources going to support restoration and research projects. Visitation to the Monument has..

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For a Wild Future

One hundred years ago southern Nevada was an empty and—at least so far as humans go—fairly quiet place. Few would have guessed it was possible to put a massive urban area containing several million people in one of the driest spots in North America. But we did. Doubtless Nevada’s population will only continue to swell…

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Friends of Gold Butte Responds to DOI Final Monuments Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, December 6, 2017                                                                                        Media Contact: Jaina Moan, Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte, jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.org  / 702-208-8377 STATEMENT: Friends of Gold Butte Responds to the Release of the DOI Final Monument Report Nevadans fought for decades to achieve a protected designation for the natural and cultural..

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Trump Reduces Utah Monuments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2017 STATEMENT: Friends of Gold Butte Responds to Reductions to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments LAS VEGAS – In response to the President’s action to strip protections from  Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, Jaina Moan of the Friends of Gold Butte released..

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A Day of Stewardship in Gold Butte National Monument

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 2, 2017                                                                                       Media Contact:                                                                                                                 Jaina Moan, Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte, jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.org, 702-208-8377 Grace Larsen, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, grace@nevadawilderness.org, 702-515-5417 MEDIA RELEASE: A Day of Stewardship in Gold Butte National Monument GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL MONUMENT..

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Friends of Gold Butte Responds to Recommended Reductions of Gold Butte National Monument

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 18, 2017                                                                                       Media Contact: Jaina Moan, Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte, jaina@friendsofgoldbutte.org  / 702-208-8377 STATEMENT: Friends of Gold Butte Responds to Recommended Reductions of Gold Butte National Monument LAS VEGAS – In response to the Department of Interior report, leaked by the Washington Post, that included..

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Public Comment Closes on National Monument Review

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

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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