This is just a reminder that with the summer heat comes the fire season. The higher than normal winter precipitation has created a blanket of non native grasses producing a high fuel load for the fire season. Mid July brings the “monsoon” season with wet and dry thunderstorms, sparking back country wildfires.Public land managers have..
Sunrise woman leads effort to secure national conservation area and wilderness status By F. ANDREW TAYLOR VIEW STAFF WRITER Sunrise resident Terri Robertson stood on a hill at the end of miles of dirt road with the sort of broad grin that can’t be faked. Below her a trail led to bright orange rocks that..
From: Campaign for America’s Wilderness leaveitwild.org Tucked between the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument in Arizona and Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada is a place named for the historic mining town of the early 1900s — Gold Butte. However, Gold Butte today is much more than remnants of early mining; it is one..
Friends of Gold Butte! We have made progress these last few weeks toward legislation for Gold Butte. On May 4th the Clark County Commissioners passed a resolution in support of Gold Butte National Conservation Area with Wilderness. We were fortunate to have testimony by many individuals and organizations including the Moapa and Las Vegas Tribal..
Desert Valley Times Editorial Friday, May 7, 2010 Clark County commissioners voted 6-1 Tuesday in favor of a resolution recommending Gold Butte become a national conservation area, similar to a resolution passed unanimously by Mesquite’s city council in October. Next Tuesday, the city council will consider rescinding its resolution, amending it, or approving an alternative..
Las Vegas City Life Jason Whited Thursday, October 2, 2008 IF U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley has her way, the days of rednecks using Gold Butte for weekend, whiskey-fueled re-enactments of Extreme Sports Challenge could be over. On Sept. 26, Berkley introduced the Gold Butte Conservation Act, which would protect 362,177 acres of the natural gem..
Las Vegas City Life Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Tarnished treasure Gold Butte has 350,000 acres filled with petroglyphs, historic sites and sensitive wildlife. Visitors just love it — to death ALL PHOTOS BY BILL HUGHES The author checks out a rock wall full of Native American petroglyphs. A day trip to Gold Butte fills your..
The Friends of Gold Butte is a citizen-based organization that works for the preservation and protection of historic, prehistoric, and natural resources in the Gold Butte area. Gold Butte is a southeast Nevada landscape filled with rugged mountains, sandstone outcroppings, and unique historic features. Its entire 360,000-acre area is imprinted with the history of pioneers,..
Las Vegas CityLife Thursday, June 12, 2008 Mesquite isn’t just golf and smoky casinos: Just south of the rapidly growing city is Gold Butte, a 350,000-acre gem that includes sandstone cliffs, slot canyons and ancient Native American petroglyphs. Best-kept secret? Hardly: Sandwiched between Las Vegas, Mesquite and St. George Utah, Gold Butte is being loved..
Las Vegas Review-Journal Keith Rogers Friday, June 6, 2008 The creation of a national conservation area on public lands around the Gold Butte region south of Mesquite earned strong support among Clark County residents contacted in a recent poll. The poll, initiated by the Friends of Gold Butte and financed by the Nevada Wilderness Coalition,..