Save Red Rock Supports Spirit Mountain
At Save Red Rock, we are proud to have dedicated the past 19 years to preserving and conserving The Red Rock National Conservation Area. We wouldn’t have been able to succeed without the assistance of our neighbors. Now, Nevada lands continue to be under threat, we are lending the same support to our neighbors in need. That’s why Save Red Rock is proud to support the proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument.
The proposed monument, also known as Spirit Mountain, is home to a rich habitat of captivating flora and fauna. Across 380,000 acres of BLM land desert, tortoises, wild grasses, gila monsters, golden eagles, joshua trees, bighorn sheep and so many others thrive. A National Monument designation of this area will not only protect these native species, but it will also conserve nationally significant natural, cultural, historic and recreational values.
The entire area in the proposed monument is considered sacred by the 10 Yuman speaking tribes. It is tied to their creation, cosmology and well being. By protecting this sacred land, we can honor the Native cultural sites, while respectfully observing the “living laboratory” that is the Eastern Mojave Desert. This land is their temple, their sacred shrine. We must respect the history of the indigenous people of the Avi Kwa Ame as we would like ours to be respected
The proposed moment would also provide numerous health benefits to our community. The expansive recreational uses of the land will be protected, including camping, hiking and backcountry driving. This will promote healthy outdoor habits while exposing local families to the beauty of wild lands.
Under the current proposal, Avi Kwa Ame National Monument will protect native plants and wildlife, preserve sacred Native American cultural sites, extend existing recreational uses, and prevent fragmentation of the natural landscape. By designating Spirit Mountain a national monument, the land will be protected for generations to come. That is why Save Red Rock is proud to support the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument.