Geologic Heritage National Monuments and Antiquities Act

Presidents Monument The Antiquities Act of 1906 led to the preservation of many of the country's most cherished places. The Act grants the President of the United States the authority to recognize and protect significant places by designating them as national monuments. President Theodore Roosevelt designated Devil's Tower in Wyoming as the first national monument on September 24, 1906. Since then 122 other sites of natural or cultural significance have been preserved by presidential proclamation. The National Park Service maintains 93 of the monuments created by presidents under the Antiquities Act, while others are administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, or local jurisdictions.

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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.