Monuments Established January 20, 1977, to January 20, 1981

National Monuments Established by Jimmy Carter via the Antiquities Act:

January 20, 1977, to January 20, 1981

 

Admiralty Island, AK, Proclamation No. 4611, 93 Stat. 1446 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 1,100,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Admiralty Island National Monument PDF

 

Aniakchak, AK, Proclamation No. 4612, 93 Stat. 1448 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 350,000 acres” specifying “all lands, including submerged lands, and waters owned or controlled by the United States within the boundaries of the area.”

Click here to see the Aniakchak National Monument PDF

 

Becharof, AK, Proclamation No. 4613, 93 Stat. 1450 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 1,200,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Becharof National Monument PDF

 

Bering Land Bridge, AK, Proclamation No. 4614, 93 Stat. 1451 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 2,590,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Bering Land Bridge National Monument PDF

 

Cape Krusenstern, AK, Proclamation No. 4615, 93 Stat. 1453 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 560,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Cape Krusenstern National Monument PDF

 

Denali, AK, Proclamation No. 4616, 93 Stat. 1455 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 3,890,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Denali National Monument PDF

 

Gates of the Arctic, AK, Proclamation No. 4617, 93 Stat. 1457 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 8,220,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Gates of the Arctic National Monument PDF

 

Kenai Fjords, AK, Proclamation No. 4620, 93 Stat. 1462 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 570,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Kenai Fjords National Monument PDF

 

Kobuk Valley, AK, Proclamation No. 4621, 93 Stat. 1463 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 1,710,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Kobuk Valley National Monument PDF

 

Lake Clark, AK, Proclamation No. 4622, 93 Stat. 1465 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 2,500,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Lake Clark National Monument PDF

 

Misty Fiords, AK, Proclamation No. 4623, 93 Stat. 1466 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 2,285,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Misty Fiords National Monument PDF

 

Noatak, AK, Proclamation No. 4624, 93 Stat. 1468 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 5,800,000 acres.”

(Note that NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Noatak “Acres Affected” as “5,880,000.”)

Click here to see the Noatak National Monument PDF

 

Wrangell-St. Elias, AK, Proclamation No. 4625, 93 Stat. 1470 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 10,950,000 acres.”

Carter was the first president to proclaim a national monument reserving more than ten million acres under the authority of the Antiquities Act.

Click here to see the Wrangell-St. Elias National Monument PDF

 

Yukon-Charley, AK, Proclamation No. 4626, 93 Stat. 1472 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 1,720,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Yukon-Charley National Monument PDF

 

Yukon Flats, AK, Proclamation No. 4627, 93 Stat. 1473 (December 1, 1978)

Area reserved: “approximately 10,600,000 acres.”

(Note that Carter’s proclamation used just six short paragraphs to provide the logic to preserve the 10,600,000 acres of Yukon Flats)

Click here to see the Yukon Flats National Monument PDF

 

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