The proposed East Las Vegas National Monument encompasses over 32,000 acres of public land in southern Nevada, located in the Eastern boundary of Clark County and bordering Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The landscape is home to the rare Las Vegas Bearpoppy, The Great Unconformity- a rare geological feature, important cultural sites vital to the Southern Paiute (Nuwuvi, Nuwu) people, and important recreational opportunities. Designating this landscape as a national monument would ensure their preservation for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Establishing the East Las Vegas National Monument is a crucial step in the preservation of Native American ancestral lands, joining Bears Ears and Gold Butte national monuments, and the proposed Avi Kwa Ame national monument.
The designation would also protect the quality of life for local residents and provide safe recreational opportunities to the community.
I support the designation of the East Las Vegas National Monument, as it will conserve important cultural sites, protect rare plant and wildlife habitat, provide safe recreational opportunities, and secure the permanent protection of these lands for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.