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    Natural Bridges

    National Monument Utah

Management

Many documents guide the management of Natural Bridges. Those available on this site are intended to demonstrate how park operations are structured toward achieving the National Park Service mission. All files require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

Designation

Natural Bridges National Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation no. 804 (35 Stat. 2183) signed by President Theodore Roosevelt on April 16, 1908.

Park boundaries were amended through later presidential decrees, including Proclamation no. 881 (September 25, 1909), Proclamation no. 1323 (February 11,1916), and Proclamation no. 3486 (August 14, 1962).

Guidance Documents

The park's General Management Plan was written in 1997. This plan guides the management of resources, visitor use, and general development in the park. The primary purpose of the plan is to provide a foundation from which to protect park resources while providing for meaningful visitor experiences.

In 2013, the park developed a Foundation Statement to update a shared understanding of the park's purpose, significance, resources and values. This document can serve as a foundation for future planning and management decisions.

Did You Know?

Solar Array at Natural Bridges

Natural Bridges is solar-powered! A photovoltaic array produces up to 50 kilowatts of power, providing electricity for the small housing area, visitor center and other facilities. The array is located on an acre of land across the road from the visitor center. More...