Summer 2010

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..

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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..

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May 2010

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..

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Tarnished Treasure

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..

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About Gold Butte

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,..

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Save Gold Butte…

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..

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