In March 2023, the White House announced permanent protections under the Antiquities Act for Avi Kwa Ame National Monument. Located between the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Nevada/California border, Avi Kwa Ame, the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain, is now Nevada’s 4th national monument. Covering over 500,000 acres in southern Nevada, this monument designation protects land that is sacred to 12 tribes. In addition, this area is home to rare and threatened species, and provides countless opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Over the last two years, TCA has helped to fund the work of Monumental SHIFT, a network of ethnically and racially diverse groups working to transform the conservation space to better represent its communities and honor natural and sacred places that are important to its people.