Great Basin National Heritage Area
The Great Basin National Heritage Area exists between Utah and Nevada and encompasses White Pine County in Nevada and Millard County in Utah, as well as, the Duckwater Shoshone Reservation. This remote area boosts some of the darkest skies in the nation, many cultural areas, and hundreds of miles of ATV trails.
The Great Basin National Heritage Area (GBNHA) was designated a National Heritage Area by congress, in 2006. The GBNHA covers nearly 16,000 square miles. Within the GBNHA are two national historic landmarks, the Nevada Northern Railway, and the Topaz WWII Japanese American Internment Camp. In addition to the national historic landmarks, the GBNHA houses many state parks and the Great Basin National Park.
The Great Basin National Heritage Area is to foster close working relationships with all levels of government, the private sector, and the local communities within the encompassing counties, as well as with the Duckwater Shoshone Reservation. The goal of the GBNHA is to allow for the region to conserve its cultural heritage, while allowing for the development of economic opportunities, in a manner that promotes multiple uses permitted by congress, without managing or regulating land use.
The GBNHA boasts activities for all adventure seekers. The area is remote, rugged, and full of wilderness areas and parks. You can also explore one of the many historical sites or museums. If camping is your calling, they have that too, as well as ATV trails, and some of the darkest skies in the country, for star gazing.
The GBNHA is a Member of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas a membership organization of congressionally designated National Heritage Areas. Through this partnership The Great Basin National Heritage Area provides grant funds for local organizations, to be used to preserve and promote areas of historical and cultural significance to the region.
The GBNHA has over 60 partners that actively take roles in the preservation, promotion and advocacy of the regions culture and heritage, these partners include county, state, federal, private, and non-profit groups.
- Great Basin National Heritage Area – Preserving and promoting the Great Basin. 2021. [accessed 2021 Mar 14]. https://greatbasinheritage.org/
- About. Alliance of National Heritage Areas. [accessed 2021 Mar 14].http://www.nationalheritageareas.us/about/
- Partners with the Great Basin National Heritage Area. 2021. [accessed 2021 Mar 14]. https://greatbasinheritage.org/partners/