Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler, Lone Tree at Night (Some rights reserved) 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 Wikipedia: Bears Ears National Monument is a United States national monument located in San Juan County in southeastern Utah, established by President Barack Obama by presidential proclamation on December 28, 2016. The monument’s original size …

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Photo: Tsai Project, Double Rainbow (Some rights reserved) Spotlight: Canyon de Chelly National Monument Key LinksCanyon De Chelly – Facebook Google Mapshttps://goo.gl/maps/2YYbCRohcDfhh8hZ9 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 …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Photo: BLM, Craters (Some rights reserved) Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. National Monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20, between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/X5FKRDcAqLfcWSpu6 …

Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument

Photo: Justina Thorsen, Snow-covered Organ Mountains (Some rights reserved) 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 …

National Monument

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Gold Butte National Monument

#MonumentsForAll Artwork On our list of places to visit in person 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. Key Linksblm.govGold …

Homestead National Monument

Photo: Jasperdo, Visitors’ Center (Some rights reserved) 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, …

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 …

Chimney Rock National Monument

Photo: Brendan Bombaci, Between two chimneys (Some rights reserved) 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 …