The proposed Avi Kwa Ame (Spirit Mountain) National Monument spans more than 380,000 acres of public land in southern Nevada with outstanding ecological, cultural, recreational, and scenic values. Designating these lands as a national monument would ensure their preservation for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Establishing the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument is a crucial step in the preservation of Native American ancestral lands, joining Bears Ears and Gold Butte national monuments. The area's designation would also protect 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 are calling for the establishment of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument.