November 30, 2022

Cortez Masto: Designating Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument Will Safeguard Tribal Heritage Sites and Public Lands in Southern Nevada

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement supporting the creation of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument.

“Across Nevada, this national monument has widespread support and is a key part of our work to protect our environmental and cultural resources,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “The land within Avi Kwa Ame is sacred to 12 Tribal nations, includes critical habitat for a wide range of wildlife, provides world-class outdoor recreation opportunities, and contains some of the most stunning landscapes in Nevada. I look forward to celebrating the official designation of Nevada’s next National Monument.”