Climate Change

DVIDS – Video – USACE [Video]

For more than 40 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working hard to be good stewards of the environment. Now more than ever, sustainability is a major part of our business. From alternative energy to climate change, USACE is partnering with state and federal agencies to ‘go green’. In this next report, Michelle Helms takes us to an ecosystem restoration project in Portland, Oregon.More about USACE Sustainability: Available in High Definition.


Designate Spirit Mountain a National Monument [Video] The proposed Avi Kwa Ame (Ah-VEE kwa-meh) National Monument in Southern Nevada contains some of the most visually stunning, biologically diverse, and culturally significant lands in the entire Mojave Desert. The proposed monument features dramatic peaks, scenic canyons, natural springs, ancient Joshua tree forests, and a rich history of rock art and other cultural sites. The proposed monument is a hotspot of botanical diversity, providing habitat for a cacophony of plants and animals, including many species found nowhere else on Earth. The entire area is considered sacred by ten Yuman-speaking tribes as well as the Hopi and Chemehuevi Paiute. For the Yuman tribes, the area is tied to their creation, cosmology, and well-being. Spirit Mountain, called Avi Kwa Ame by the Mojave Tribe, is located on the eastern boundary of the Monument. It is designated a Traditional Cultural Property on the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its religious and cultural importance. The Mojave Tribal Council, conservation organizations, and local community members are calling for the establishment of the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument. Protecting this landscape will move us closer to the goal of protecting 30 percent of public lands by 2030 and will preserve these lands for future generations. Now is the time for the administration to take action and designate Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument. Sign our petition to protect Avi Kwa Ame today: