Gold Butte National Monument: 2nd Anniversary Chat
Join Friends for our first Wild Speaker Series of 2019, featuring Dr. Jim Boone, ecologist and owner of Las Vegas nature website www.birdandhike.com. Dr. Boone will provide us with updates on the status of Gold Butte National Monument including upcoming restoration projects, where to visit and what the future holds for one of Nevada’s newest National Monuments as we celebrate 2 years of designation.
Gold Butte National Monument was created by executive order, under the Antiquities Act, on December 28, 2016 after a 10 year campaign to bring protections to this gorgeous and rugged piece of Southern Nevada. Since its designation, Gold Butte has been threatened with reductions and indicated in various headlines across America’s news outlets. Gold Butte National Monument is located in Clark County, Nevada, northeast of Las Vegas and south of Mesquite. Gold Butte protects nearly 300,000 acres of desert landscapes featuring a wide array of natural and cultural resources, including rock art, sandstone towers, and important wildlife habitat for species like the Mojave Desert tortoise, bighorn sheep, and mountain lion. There are many areas of historical and cultural significance in Gold Butte as well as miles of beautiful scenery to enjoy.
We will see you there!
Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.
Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.
Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!
710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
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