Without monument designation, America would not boast such an incredible estate of national monuments. The below tools and fact sheets provide more information about wilderness and monument designation:
National monuments, wilderness areas and other wild landscapes don’t mean economic doom for rural areas.
Protecting America's Natural & Cultural Treasures. Established in 1906, the Antiquities Act has been used by 16 presidents – from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama – to protect some of our nation’s most beloved natural, cultural and historical places from Florida to Alaska. This bipartisan tool is critical for the preservation of our public lands for future generations.