Basin and Range National Monument was established in 2015 by President Obama. It protects roughly 704,000 acres of land in southern Nevada. It, along with Gold Butte National Monument are among the 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration.
National monuments are protected areas that can be created from any land managed by the federal government by proclamation of the President of the United States. National monuments are designated through the power of the Antiquities Act of 1906. President Theodore Roosevelt used the act to declare Devils Tower in Wyoming as the first national monument.
September 30, 2017 is National Public Lands Day. To celebrate this we are going to share images of public lands from our archives every day in September.
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The Basin and Range Project
We love the Basin and Range region and work to promote appreciation and respect for the area. We encourage all users to learn about, play in and protect this amazing resource.
We currently focus primarily on issues in the Nevada region of the Basin and Range, but are looking to expand soon.
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