The Avi Kwa Ame (Spirit Mountain) National Monument spans more than 500,000 acres of public land in southern Nevada with outstanding ecological, cultural, recreational, and scenic values. Designating these lands as a national monument ensured their preservation for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Establishing the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument was a crucial step in the preservation of Native American ancestral lands, joining Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments. The area's designation also protects the quality of life for local residents. For these reasons, Tribal leaders, local Searchlight, Boulder City and Laughlin residents, the Nevada Legislature, conservation groups, and others advocated for the establishment of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument.