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LCV & Nevada Conservation League Celebrate Reports Biden will Travel to Nevada to Designate Avi Kwa Ame National Monument

Mar 7, 2023

Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that President Biden will travel to Nevada to designate Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Nevada Conservation League (NCL) released the following statements:   

“We have a duty to preserve our country’s lands and waters for future generations, especially those that hold cultural and historical values,” said Nevada Conservation League Avi Kwa Ame Campaign Manager Craig Bakerjian. “We are thrilled to know the Biden Administration will soon fulfill this duty with the designation of Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Nevada. Protecting this sacred and important site will honor tribes, preserve ecological resources, and strengthen our outdoor recreation economy while heeding Nevadans’ call for meaningful conservation and climate action. We owe this moment to the hard work of tribes, conservationists, local advocates, and community members who continue to fight to protect the natural landscapes that make Nevada home.”

“Nevada and the country will soon have a brand-new national monument thanks to President Biden, Secretary Haaland and advocates from Indigenous, conservation, outdoor recreation, and local communities,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “Avi Kwa Ame is a sacred landscape to tribes in the region with petroglyphs and artifacts as well as habitat for rare and threatened wildlife and plants. The new national monument will strengthen opportunities for the state’s outdoor recreation economy. LCV appreciates the leadership of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe as well as the efforts of Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen and Reps. Dina Titus and Susie Lee who worked with the Biden-Harris administration to make this monument a reality.” 

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