Throughout the 2022-2023 season, we have continued to develop our programs and activities in support of our organization’s missions and goals. Information following in the annual report provides a detailed look at this past season. Our activities have gained increasing popularity during this season as more people seek solace and inspiration in the great outdoors…
Tonight and tomorrow night are the virtual scoping meetings for the BLM Implementation Plan for Gold Butte National Monument. Do you have concerns about how cultural resources are managed and protected? What about the balance of roads vs. quiet spaces? Wish there were more trails? And protect Gold Butte National Monument from invasive flora and..
October 17, 2022 GOLD BUTTE ROAD CONDITIONS Conditions are subject to change — use your own good judgment. With the monsoon rains of 2022, most roads were partially damaged. Be careful out there and don’t push beyond your capability or those of your vehicle. It is always safer to travel with at least one other..
Early this December we will be hosting our 4th Annual Friends of Gold Butte Auction. We are already accepting and gathering donations for the auction; there will be lots of handcrafted art, beautiful prints from Gold Butte, gift certificates, wine baskets, outdoor adventures, and lots more. If you have a special item that you would..
We, at Friends of Gold Butte, had a terrific year! We introduced many new people to Gold Butte National Monument and, together with volunteers, put in thousands of hours of stewardship to ensure Gold Butte is preserved for generations to come. You can read all about our accomplishments in our 2021-22 FoGB Annual Report.
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..
On this day we celebrate our local neighbor, the desert tortoise. The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassazii), a very shell-tered reptile, is long-time resident of the Mojave Desert. Once common throughout its range, the desert tortoise has been under protection of the Endangered Species Act since 1990 due to a dramatic decline in their population numbers…
To Our Friends: As COVID-19 continues to spread across our country and the rest of the world, Friends of Gold Butte is committed to proactive measures to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Because of this, we are temporarily closing the Visitor Center to protect all of our community members. For those..