Bureau of Land Management to host community meeting regarding proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument


Bureau of Land Management

Media Contact:

Rita Henderson

WASHINGTON-- Next week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a public meeting in Clark County, Nevada, to hear from the community about management of the region’s public lands, including a proposal to designate existing public lands as a national monument in southern Nevada.   

BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Laura Daniel-Davis will participate in the meeting as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to support locally led efforts across the country to conserve important places. In September, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited public lands in southern Nevada to meet with Tribal and local community leaders and to experience the landscape that is considered sacred by a number of Tribal Nations, including the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe.  

The community meeting responds to local, county, state, and Tribal resolutions, as well as pending legislation in Congress, calling for the protection of the Avi Kwa Ame (Spirit Mountain) landscape as a national monument to be managed by the BLM.   

What: BLM Community Meeting Regarding Conservation Proposal  

When:  Thursday, November 17 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT. Doors will open to the public at 9:30 a.m.   

Where: Aquarius Casino Resort – Gemini Room  

                        1900 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin, Nevada  

RSVP: Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP to ritahenderson@blm.gov

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.