Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on 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 Bears Ears as a responsible tourism model) has the potential of expanding livelihoods and conserving cultural and natural heritage in rural areas. That said, communication has often been lackluster. Visitors are told to stay away or nothing …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a mixed World Heritage Site and the world’s largest fully protected marine protected area. Size: Larger than the Gulf of Mexico and just smaller than the State of Alaska. The site is co-managed by federal and state agencies, and Indigenous …

Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument

Photo: Justina Thorsen, Snow-covered Organ Mountains Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument (New Mexico) is home to diverse recreation opportunities including excellent hiking trails. Hikers can enjoy expansive mountain views, unique geologic features, rock art, seasonal springs, Chihuahuan Desert flora and fauna, wildlife, historic sites and much more on the many miles of trail within …

National Monument

Bingo: National Monument In the USA, 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 …

National Monument Links

Photo: Bureau of Land Management, Gold Butte Links related to national monuments presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesRather than visiting national parks, she took a monumental journey through New MexicoTrump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secretTrump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments The inadvertently released documents show that department officials dismissed some …

Gold Butte National Monument

Image On our list of places to visit 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 issued by …

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 …