On October 14th, 2023, something truly extraordinary is happening in Gold Butte National Monument that will make your visit even more memorable. As we celebrate National Public Lands Day, nature has an awe-inspiring spectacle in store for us – the 2023 solar annular eclipse. While Gold Butte is not in the direct path of the..
The Friends of Gold Butte are pleased to introduce two new members to the board of directors: James & Jennifer Conwell. Jennifer Conwell, originally from Minnesota, grew up swimming and boating in the lakes region. After graduating from the US Military Academy in 1987, she met and married her husband, James, while both were stationed..
Friends of Gold Butte announces the receipt of $5,395 Mosaic grant funding to provide technology and services to support our operations and mission during pandemic conditions. The Covid-19 pandemic has had substantial impact on all Friends of Gold Butte operations and activities. During the on-going pandemic our stewardship projects, hikes, events, visitor center staffing, and..
In support of National Public Lands Day, Extreme Terrain provided $250 to support the ongoing trash cleanup efforts by Friends of Gold Butte. A group of about 20 volunteers worked on various sites in Gold Butte National Monument on Saturday, September 26th for a National Public Lands Day project coordinated by BLM (Bureau of Land..
Below is a Gold Butte National Monument area dark skies map. Gold butte is only slightly impacted by Las Vegas and Mesquite; so it has minimal light pollution making a good location for amateur astronomers, astrophotography and night skies photography. Here is a link to a full dark skies map for the world: https://darksitefinder.com/maps/world.html#7/36.364/-115.763 — Mitchel..
The Geology of Gold Butte National Monument by Steve Rowland Emeritus Professor of Geology, UNLV The most common and conspicuous rocks exposed in Gold Butte National Monument can be lumped into three groups: (1) Jurassic windblown sandstone, (2) Paleozoic marine limestone, and (3) pre-Cambrian granite and metamorphic rocks. Each of these groups is briefly described..
The Friends of Gold Butte is excited to announce Frank Golden as our President and Mitch Fry as Vice President. Our current officers, Secretary Chanelle Pickens and Treasurer Delmon Grapes remain in place. We look forward to an exciting fall with many hikes, projects and speaker series events. Frank Golden Frank is a retired U.S…