We have one thing to say to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto...
Thank you, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, for fighting for Gold Butte and Basin & Range National Monuments!
By protecting some of Nevada’s most vulnerable and scenic lands, Senator Cortez Masto is helping ensure that these beautiful places remain open to one and all.
Both national monuments provide unique recreational opportunities for Nevada’s families, including hiking, camping and birdwatching. They offer Nevadans an opportunity to connect not only to the great outdoors, but also to our state’s great history. Both Gold Butte and Basin & Range protect hundreds of petroglyphs that share the stories of the tribes whose ancestors once lived and thrived in the desert. These lands contain riches in archeological and cultural artifacts, as well as rare and threatened wildlife. Nevada’s National Monuments help improve our residents’ quality of life and preserve our common heritage.
Throughout the Department of Interior’s review of our nation’s national monuments, Senator Cortez Masto has been a dedicated advocate for the permanent protection of Nevada’s two newest monuments. She repeatedly and publicly spoke against any attempt to shrink or modify monuments to allow development, testifying her support for Gold Butte and Basin & Range National Monuments in Congress, at town hall meetings, and through social media.
Nevadans stand united on this: We must protect our public lands. These natural wonders help fuel our tourism economy https://t.co/vPiZzJzovQ
— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) May 15, 2017
She encouraged Secretary Zinke to visit Nevada and learn why an overwhelming majority of locals prefer keeping the monuments intact, and provided his office information on the area’s critical value to conservation and recreation communities. Through her tireless efforts, Senator Cortez Masto was able to amplify the voice of her constituents, who support public lands and want to see them further protected for our children’s children.