Statement: Pres. Biden expected to designate Avi Kwa Ame National Monument

Media Contacts

DENVERAccording to reports, President Joe Biden will designate the second national monument of his presidency on March 14. The proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument would cover more than 450,000 acres of land in southern Nevada, some of which is threatened by development. The canyons, natural springs, peaks and grasslands of Avi Kwa Ame (aka Spirit Mountain) are home to species such as Joshua trees, Gila monsters, Mojave Desert tortoises and desert bighorn sheep. 

In response, Environment America Public Lands Campaign Director Ellen Montgomery issued the following statement:

“In designating this monument, President Biden will take another important step toward his administration’s goal of protecting more nature. Spirit Mountain’s importance to migratory birds and as a wildlife corridor makes it important for protecting biodiversity. This is great news for the tribes, southern Nevadans and organizers across the country who have worked to protect this special place. All Americans will benefit by having Avi Kwa Ame join the list of national monuments that we can visit, learn from and enjoy.”