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Help designate Nevada’s next national monument: Avi Kwa Ame

We have a chance to make history and protect Avi Kwa Ame (Spirit Mountain), one of the most visually stunning, biologically diverse and culturally significant lands in the Mojave Desert.

Establishing the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument is a crucial step in the preservation of Indigenous ancestral lands. Called Avi Kwa Ame by the Mojave tribe, this site is sacred to the Hopi and Chemehuevi Paiute in addition to being tied to the creation and cosmology of Yuman-speaking tribes including the Mojave, Halchidhoma, Pai Pai, Kumeyaay, Maricopa, Quechan, Cocopah, Hualapai, Havasupai and Yavapai.
The area is a hotspot of botanical diversity, providing habitat for an abundance of plants and animals, including the desert tortoise, golden eagles, bald eagles and the desert bighorn sheep. The proposed monument features staggering peaks and canyons, natural springs, and the biggest Joshua tree forest in the world. 

Be a part of history and support the designation of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument

The Nevada Conservation League is asking you to join us and climate leaders across the country in urging the U.S. Senate to pass the largest investment in climate action in this Nation’s history: the Build Back Better Act.

The BBBA dedicates unprecedented investments to address the climate crisis, cut carbon pollution, deliver action on environmental justice, reduce energy bills for working families, and create millions of quality union jobs.

We need YOU to turn this vision into reality. You can make a big difference right NOW:

Tell Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen we must invest in clean energy and create millions of good quality, high-paying jobs that modernize our energy, transportation, and water infrastructure and invest in people and communities who too often have been left behind. They must immediately vote to pass the Build Back Better Act in the Senate and take a major step forward on climate action.

Take action today — we need 10,000 advocates to speak up.

Nevadans love and rely on our state’s waters. From Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River to the Ruby Marshes and the Virgin River, we have a natural interest in protecting these freshwater resources. From providing recreation opportunities and drinking water to supporting wildlife habitat, there are many benefits of safeguarding our precious rivers, critical wetlands and pristine lakes, which we call Nevada’s outstanding waters.

Ecological or Aesthetic Waters (EA Waters) are a designation which will be granted by the State of Nevada through its authority under the Clean Water Act. This designation will help protect stretches of rivers or other water bodies with high water quality or other unique characteristics, including exceptional ecological, recreational, historic or habitat values. 

Current rules do not provide a clear and transparent process for the public to nominate water bodies for designation as Ecological or Aesthetic Waters (EA Waters). Fortunately, the state is currently considering updated regulations that would make it easier for Nevadans to nominate waters for designation, ensuring these valuable waters receive the special protections they deserve.

Join us in asking the state to ensure that Nevada’s outstanding waters are protected for the benefit of current and future generations with an EA Waters designation. 

Sign, then share this petition on social media to spread the message and give Nevada’s outstanding waters the support they need! Follow #ProtectNVWaters to see updates on this important issue on social media.

Want to learn more about protecting Nevada’s outstanding waters and see updates on this important issue? Visit our #ProtectNVWaters page.

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