Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Kudos to the tribes! @UtahDineBikeyah: “Five years ago today, Tribes of the Bears Ears region submitted a proposal to the United States to protect 1.9-million acres of ancestral lands – now known as Bears Ears National Monument.” Key Linksblm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/bears-ears-national-monumentblm.gov/visit/bears-ears-national-monument Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/qKwbea4ygmSMXmzVA Responsible TravelResponsible travel (read Imagine …

National Monument

Bingo: National Monument A national monument is a section of public land set aside for its natural, historical, or cultural value. National monuments range from structures to oceans to large tracts of land. Some HistoryThe Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. It …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Lingo Cards Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument Google Maps goo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. More online Papahanaumokuakea.gov, its @HawaiiReef. Here’s the media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.  Since that time, …

Chimney Rock National Monument

Photo: Brendan Bombaci, Between two chimneys Located at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains in the San Juan National Forest in Southwestern Colorado, Chimney Rock National Monument covers seven square miles and preserves 200 ancient homes and ceremonial buildings, some of which have been excavated for viewing and exploration: a Great Kiva, a …

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Photo: Tsai Project, Double Rainbow Wikipedia: Canyon de Chelly National Monument was established on April 1, 1931, as a unit of the National Park Service. Located in northeastern Arizona, it is within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation and lies in the Four Corners region. Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North …

Homestead National Monument

Photo: Jasperado, Visitors’ Center Homestead National Monument, located just outside Beatrice, Nebraska, commemorates the Homestead Act of 1862 which gave any US citizen 160 acres of Western Land for free, as long as they lived on and improved the land for 5 years. The National Monument includes the 160 acres of Daniel Freeman, who filed the …

Ocmulgee National Monument … Park

Photo: Ken Lund Ocmulgee National Monument preserves traces of over ten millennia of Southeastern Native American culture, including major earthworks built more than 1,000 years ago by the South Appalachian Mississippian culture (a regional variation of the Mississippian culture.) These include the Great Temple and other ceremonial mounds, a burial mound, and defensive trenches. They …

National Monument Links

Photo: Gold Butte Links related to national monuments presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret Trump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments The inadvertently released documents show that department officials dismissed some evidence that contradicted the administration’s push to revise national monument designations, which are made …

Gold Butte National Monument

Image On our list of places to visit in 2019 Gold Butte National Monument is an area of about 300,000 acres of public lands located between the Overton Arm of Mesquite in southern Nevada near the Arizona border. Prior to its designation as a national monument, most of the area was designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. An executive order …