Monuments Established January 20, 2009 to the present

National Monuments Established by Barack Obama via the Antiquities Act:

January 20, 2009 to the present

 

Fort Monroe, VA, Proclamation 8750 (November 1, 2011)

Federal Register Pages 68625 – 68628 [FR DOC # X11-11107]

Area reserved: “The reserved Federal lands and interests in lands encompass approximately 325.21 acres, together with appurtenant easements for all necessary purposes, which is the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected.”

Click here to see Fort Monroe National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the NPS Fort Monroe web site

 

Fort Ord, CA, Proclamation 8803 (April 20, 2012)

Federal Register Pages 24579 – 24583 [FR DOC # 2012-10114]

Area reserved: “Of the approximately 14,651 acres of Federal lands and interests in lands reserved by this proclamation, approximately 7,205 acres are currently managed by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and approximately 7,446 acres are currently managed by the Secretary of the Army.”

Click here to see Fort Ord National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the BLM Fort Ord web site

 

Chimney Rock, CO, Proclamation 8868 (September 21, 2012)

Federal Register Pages 59275 – 59278 [FR DOC # X12-10927]

Area reserved: “approximately 4,726 acres.”

Chimney Rock is “the seventh national monument managed by the USDA Forest Service” (quote from the USFS).

Click here to see Chimney Rock National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the USFS Chimney Rock web site

National monument management has an interesting history. As an example, Bandelier National Monument was “[o]riginally administered by the Department of Agriculture” (see Ronald F. Lee for more). Following much debate between the agencies, “the Park Service assumed administrative responsibility for . . . Bandelier National Monument” on February 25 1932. This history was further punctuated by the “Reorganization of 1933,” and in particular by Executive Order 6166, issued June 10, 1933, by President Roosevelt, which ultimately led to the “[t]ransfer of jurisdiction over the national monuments from the Forest Service” to the National Park Service.

Click here for more sources regarding national monument management, history, and changes.

 

Cesar E. Chavez, CA, Proclamation 8884 (October 8, 2012)

Federal Register Pages 62413 – 62416 [FR DOC # X12-11012]

Area reserved: “approximately 10.5 acres, together with appurtenant easements for all necessary purposes.”

This proclamation includes a map/annex, which is on the final page (62416) of the PDF.

Click here to see Cesar E. Chavez National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the NPS Cesar E. Chavez web site

 

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, MD, Proclamation 8943 (March 25, 2013)

Federal Register Pages 18763 – 18767 [FR DOC # 2013-07399]

Area reserved: “These reserved Federal lands and interests in lands encompass approximately 11,750 acres.”

Click here to see Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the NPS Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad web site

 

First State, DE, PA, Proclamation 8944 (March 25, 2013)

Federal Register Pages 18769 – 18776 [FR DOC # 2013-07401]

Area reserved: “These reserved Federal lands and interests in lands encompass approximately 1,108 acres, together with appurtenant easements for all necessary purposes.”

Click here to see First State National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the NPS First State web site

 

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers, OH, Proclamation 8945 (March 25, 2013)

Federal Register Pages 18777 – 18782 [FR DOC # 2013-07404]

Area reserved: “These reserved Federal lands and interests in lands encompass 59.65 acres.”

Click here to see Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the NPS Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers web site

 

Rio Grande del Norte, NM, Proclamation 8946 (March 25, 2013)

Federal Register Pages 18783 – 18787 [FR DOC # 2013-07406]

Area reserved: “approximately 242,555 acres.”

Click here to see Rio Grande del Norte National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the BLM Rio Grande del Norte web site

 

San Juan Islands, WA, Proclamation 8947 (March 25, 2013)

Federal Register Pages 18789 – 18793 [FR DOC # 2013-07408]

Area reserved: “all lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States and administered by the Department of the Interior through the BLM, including all unappropriated or unreserved islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles above mean high tide, within the boundaries described on the accompanying map, which is attached to and forms a part of this proclamation. These reserved Federal lands and interests in lands encompass approximately 970 acres.”

Click here to see San Juan Islands National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the BLM San Juan Islands web site

 

Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks, NM, Proclamation 9131 (May 21, 2014)

Federal Register Pages 30431 – 30437 [FR DOC # 2014-12508]

Area reserved: “These reserved Federal lands and interests in lands encompass approximately 496,330 acres.”

This proclamation includes a map/annex, which is on the final page (30437) of the PDF.

Click here to see Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the BLM Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks web site

 

San Gabriel Mountains, CA, Proclamation 9194 (October 10, 2014)

Federal Register Pages 62303 – 62322 [FR DOC # 2014-24849]

Area reserved: “approximately 346,177 acres.”

Click here to see San Gabriel Mountains National Monument PDF

Click here to go to the USFS San Gabriel Mountains web site

Pages 62305 and 62322 of the Federal Register list the area reserved as “346,177 acres.” Page 62321 lists the area reserved as “Containing approximately 346176 acres of land, more or less.”

 

Browns Canyon, CO, Proclamation 9232 (February 19, 2015)

Federal Register Pages 9973 – 9980 [FR DOC # 2015-03972]

Area reserved: “approximately 21,586 acres.”

Click here to see the Browns Canyon National Monument proclamation

Click here to go to the USFS Browns Canyon web site

Click here to go to the BLM Browns Canyon web site

 

Pullman, IL, Proclamation 9233 (February 19, 2015)

Federal Register Pages 10313 – 10319 [FR DOC # 2015-04090]

Area reserved: “approximately 0.2397 acres, together with appurtenant easements for all necessary purposes.”

Click here to see the Pullman National Monument proclamation

Click here to go to the NPS Pullman web site

 

Honouliuli, HI, Proclamation 9234 (February 24, 2015)

Federal Register Pages 11067 – 11073 [FR DOC # 2015-04352]

Area reserved: “The reserved Federal lands and interests in lands encompass approximately 123.0 acres, together with appurtenant easements for all necessary purposes.”

Click here to see the Honouliuli National Monument proclamation

Click here to go to the NPS Honouliuli web site

 

Basin and Range, NV, Proclamation 9297 (July 10, 2015)

Federal Register Pages 41967 – 41974 [FR DOC # 2015-17549]

Area reserved: “approximately 704,000 acres.”

Click here to see the Basin and Range National Monument proclamation

Click here to go to the BLM Basin and Range web site

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s