The Bureau of Land Management scheduled a Public Information Forum in Mesquite, NV to talk about management of the Gold Butte National Monument. On Thursday evening, the BLM will give a quick presentation and then take questions from the audience during the two hour forum. Rumors are making their way around about the future of management in Gold Butte National Monument and this is a chance to set the record straight.
On December 28, 2016 President Obama designated Gold Butte a National Monument using the Antiquities Act of 1906. Gold Butte National Monument's 300,000 acres of Mojave Desert contain a special collection of petroglyphs, pieces of Nevada's mining history, footprints of ancient animals and habitat for wildlife species including the desert tortoise. Gold Butte offers recreation opportunities for hikers, equestrians, campers, motorists, and admirers of wildlife and geology. Visitors come from nearby and far away to enjoy Gold Butte.
The BLM knows many people are interested in how management will change in Gold Butte since it's new designation. When rumors of restricted access began to circulate it was clear that questions needed to be asked and answered. If you have any questions about what to expect with this new Monument you are encouraged to attend the Public Information Forum this Thursday.
Gold Butte National Monument Public Information Forum
5 to 7 p.m.
Mesquite City Council Chambers, 10 E. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, NV 89027
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