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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.
We're excited to announce that 5 new directional signs have been installed in #GoldButte, and 48 more are on the way! A huge thank you to @REIVegasMkt @REI, the Nevada Off-Highway Vehicle Commission at @NevDCNR, and @blmnv for supporting safety in our national monument. pic.twitter.com/AocWl25tJL
— Friends of Gold Butte (@goldbutte) April 13, 2018
BREAKING: A state judge just granted @CenterForBioDiv the right to intervene in Clive Bundy's lawsuit seeking to turn all federal land in Nevada over to himself and the state. He especially wants Gold Butte National Monument (below). pic.twitter.com/lJ5h67WzFG
— Kierán Suckling (@KieranSuckling) December 13, 2018