Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Monuments Established:  15           Click to see them

Monuments Modified:    2                 Click to see them

Years in Office: 1977-1981

Political Party: Democrat

Carter was the first president to proclaim a national monument reserving more than ten million acres under the authority of the Antiquities Act (Wrangell-St. Elias, AK, Proclamation No. 4625).

From the proclamation text of Carter’s Katmai modification: “By the addition made hereby, a viable gene-pool population of the Alaska brown bear can be protected free from human harassment.”

Carter’s proclamations used the spellings “fjords” (Kenai Fjords National Monument) and “fiords” (Misty Fiords National Monument).


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