Gold Butte National Monument is an area of about 300,000 acres of public lands located between the Overton Arm of Mesquite in southern Nevada near the Arizona border. Prior to its designation as a national monument, most of the area was designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern.
An executive order issued by President Trump in April, directs Interior Secretary Zinke to review all monuments created since 1996 that are more than 100,000 acres in size. The Interior secretary has until August 24 to issue recommendations, which could include reducing, rescinding or otherwise modifying the monuments.
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