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Tule Springs is a model of Collaboration
Public support for Tule Springs is noteworthy. Four local government entities – the Clark County Commission, the Las Vegas Mayor and Council, the North Las Vegas Mayor and Council, and the Tribal Council of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe – voted on and unanimously passed a resolution in November 2009 asking Congress to make Tule Springs a part of the National Park System.
Following the unprecedented passage of the resolutions, county and city officials and staff members worked closely with an active coalition of national monument supporters to define boundaries and evaluate acreage, with considerable foresight and enthusiasm to help map a park management plan that will well serve an urban population.
Coalition participants include representatives from Nellis Air Force Base, elementary educators and representatives from area colleges and universities including the University of Nevada Las Vegas Public Lands Institute, conservation organizations and citizen groups, residents of a nearby age-restricted community, retired National Park Service superintendents, Nevada state legislators and state parks representatives, along with business and labor leaders.
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