Presidential Proclamation 2312

This presidential proclamation, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 25, 1938, expanded Arches National Monument to include a contiguous stretch of 29,160 square acres.

[No. 2312—Nov. 25, 1938—53 Stat. 2504]
WHEREAS certain public lands contiguous to the Arches National Monu­ment, in Utah, established by proclamation of April 12, 1929 (46 Stat. 2988), have situated thereon geologic and prehistoric structures of historic and scientific interest; and

WHEREAS there are other public lands contiguous to the said monument which are necessary for the proper care, management, and protection of the objects of scientific interest situated on the lands included in the monu­ment and on the other lands referred to above; and

WHEREAS it appears that it would be in the public interest to reserve such lands as part of the said monument:

Now, THEREFORE, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the act of June 8, 1906, c. 3060, 34 Stat. 225 (U.S.C., title 16, sec. 431), do proclaim that, subject to all valid existing rights, the following-described lands in Utah are hereby reserved from all forms of appropriation under the public-land laws and added to and made a part of the said Arches National Monument:

T. 23 S., R. 20 E., sec. 12, S 1/2,
sec. 13, all,
sec. 22, E 1/2,
sec. 23, all,
sec. 24, N 1/2,
T. 23 S., R. 21 E., sec 7, S 1/2,
secs. 16 to 18 inclusive,
sec. 19, N 1/2,
sec. 20, N 1/2 and SE 1/4,
secs. 21 and 22,
secs. 26 to 28, inclusive,
secs. 34 and 35.
T. 24 S., R. 21 E., sec. 1, all,
sec. 2, N 1/2,
sec. 3, N 1/2,
secs. 12 and 13,
secs. 23 to 27 and 33 to 35, inclusive,
sec. 36, N 1/2 (all unsurveyed),
T. 25 S., R. 21 E., secs 3 to 5 and 8 to 10, inclusive,
secs. 15 to 17, inclusive,
sec. 22, all,
and all those parts of secs. 20, 21, 27, and 28 north of State Highway No. 450,
T. 24 S., R. 22 E., sec. 4, W 1/2,
secs. 5 to 8, inclusive,
sec. 9, W 1/2,
secs. 17 to 20, inclusive,
secs. 29 to 30,
sec. 31, N 1/2,
sec. 32, N 1/2,
aggregating approximately 29,160 acres.

Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, injure, destroy, or remove any feature of this monument and not to locate or settle upon any of the lands thereof.

The Director of the National Park: Service, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, shall have the supervision, management, and control of this monument as provided in the act of Congress entitled "An act to establish a National Park Service, and for other ipurposes'', approved August 25, 1916, 39 Stat. 535 (U.S.C., title 16, secs. l and 2), and acts supplementary thereto or amendatory thereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this 25th day of November in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-third.


By the President:
The Secretary of State

Last updated: August 15, 2017

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