MIDDLE KYLE COMPLEX

2011 • Mount Charleston, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, west of Las Vegas, Nevada

The Middle Kyle Complex (MKC) is the “Gateway to a Living Mountain”. To the Nuwuvi, the indigenous people of the area, this mountain, named Nuvagantu, has been a source of life and renewal for thousands of years. The mountain, also known as Mount Charleston, one of the Spring Mountains, is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest west of Las Vegas, Nevada.


The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) was established by Congress in 1993. The United States Forest Service (USFS) is now developing facilities at the Middle Kyle Complex to serve as a gateway to the greater Spring Mountains National Recreation area. The MKC will orient visitors, engage them, deepen connections, foster stewardship, promote sustainability, and reflect the identity of the Forest Service.


This Art Master Plan will provide a design philosophy and outline approaches for art engagement. As the design and planning team develops designs for facilities and infrastructure, the Art Master Plan will serve as both a guide and a resource and will evolve to accommodate specific design opportunities.


“The land has feeling to greet you, eyes to see you, and ears to hear you.

It talks from every place in your sight.”

From the Nuwuvi Welcome Statement

© 2011 Buster Simpson

VIEW the Art Master Plan PDFhttp://www.bustersimpson.net/kylecanyon/middlekylecomplex-bustersimpson2011.pdf

Site Design by Todd Metten

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