Protection Not Development

For years, a coalition of Tribes, local residents, the Nevada Legislature, conservation groups, recreation interests, and others worked together to establish the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument to permanently protect these treasured lands from energy development that would have forever fragmented the world-class ecosystem, cultural and recreational values of the region.



Kim Garrison-Means

“For the past 15 years this area has been a battleground as a site of proposed large-scale industrial energy projects. These projects threaten the migratory routes of animals and plants and break up the natural landscapes that people are attracted to, to come and live, have business and recreate here.”

— Kim Garrison-Means, Resident of Searchlight, Nevada




James Adams

“Undeveloped land is always target for developers... by protecting the land we can help say 'This is not appropriate for this area'.”

— James Adams, Boulder City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tempore