The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. It gives the President of the USA the authority to create national monuments from existing public lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features.
After a generation-long effort, on June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, thus establishing the first general legal protection of cultural and natural resources in the United States.
Antiquities Act Of 2018
Can’t make it Albuquerque on Monday? You can watch @RepLujanGrisham’s press conference to celebrate the introduction of the ANTIQUITIESActof2018 live on @NMWildlife’s Facebook page at 10am MT: https://t.co/FnhNg6yBbf pic.twitter.com/nZtSWYjO2b
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