Guide to Western National Monuments by Mike Endres - PDF and EPUB eBook

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- The top attractions in 76 National Monuments in 11 states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) - Includes 17 national...

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Exact title of the book
Guide to Western National Monuments
Book author
Mike Endres
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
360 pages
File size (in PDF)
1440 kB
Guide to Western National Monuments

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- The top attractions in 76 National Monuments in 11 states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) - Includes 17 national monuments currently under administration review - Features spectacular color photos, maps, trailhead directions, and details about each monument The Guide to Western National Monuments showcases 76 of the nation's 122 public lands protected by a Presidential decree. These are the best places to visit if you want to hike and camp in spectacular scenery with relatively few people (compared to National Parks). Many of the Monuments contain ancient ruins, pictographs, and petroglyphs that are still in good condition.

The Antiquities Act of 1906 gave the President authority to establish National Monuments as an expedient method for protecting natural and historically significant areas in the United States. Theodore Roosevelt designated the first Monument, Devils Tower, and established the long-standing tradition. Many previously-designated Monuments have changed to National Parks or another federal status, while others have been transferred to state control.

Nearly half of our current National Parks began as a National Monument. Currently, 23 of the National Monuments-including Bears Ears, Golden Butte, and Giant Seqoia-are under review and may be stripped of their protected status. This guide will help readers understand what may be lost to development.