Presidential Proclamation 3887

Proclamation 3887
ENLARGING THE ARCHES NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH
 
WHEREAS, the Arches National Monument in Utah was established by Proclamation No. 1875 of April 12, 1929, and enlarged by Proclamation No. 2312 of November 25, 1938, and its boundary ad­justed by Proclamation No. 3360 of July 22, 1960, to reserve and set apart areas containing extraordinary examples of wind-eroded sand­stone formations and other features of geological, historic and scientific interest; and

WHEREAS, it would be in the public interest to add to the Arches National Monument certain adjoining lands which encompass a variety of additional features which constitute objects of geological and scientific interest to complete the geologic story presented at the monument; and

WHEREAS, under section 2 of the act of June 8, 1906 {34 Stat. 225, 16 U.S.C. 431), the President is authorized "to declare by public proclamation... objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be national monuments, and may reserve as a part thereof parcels of land, the limits of which in all cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States, under the authority vested in me by section 2 of the act of June 8, 1906, supra, do proclaim that, subject to valid existing rights, (1) the lands owned or controlled by the United States within the exterior boundaries of the following described area are hereby added to and made part of the Arches National Monument, and (2) the State-owned and privately owned lands within those boundaries shall become and be reserved as parts of that monument upon acquisition of title thereto by the United States:

T. 23 S., R. 20 E.,
Sec. 11;
Sec. 12, N 1/2;
Sec. 14;
Sec. 24, S 1/2;
Secs. 25 and 26;
Sec. 27, E 1/2;
Secs. 35 and 36.
T. 24 S., R. 20 E.,
Sec. 1.
T. 23 S., R. 21 E.,
Sec. 7, N 1/2;
Sec. 8, S 1/2;
Sec. 15, S 1/2;
Sec. 19, S 1/2;
Sec. 20, SW 1/4;
Sec. 23; S 1/2;
Secs. 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 36.
T. 24 S., R. 21 E.,
Sec. 3, S 1/2;
Secs. 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10;
Sec. 11, W 1/2 and SE 1/4;
Secs. 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32;
Sec. 36, S 1/2.
T. 25 S., R 21 E.,
Secs. 1 and 2;
Sec. 6, E 1/2;
Sec. 7, E 1/2;
Secs. 11, 12, 13, and 14;
Sec. 18, NE 1/4;
Sec. 23;
Secs. 24, 25 and 26—those portions lying north of the right bank of the Colorado River.
T. 23 S., R. 22 E.,
Sec. 31;
Sec. 32, W 1/2 and SE 1/4;
Sec. 33, S 1/2.
T. 24 S., R. 22 E.,
Sec. 4, E 1/2;
Sec. 9, E 1/2;
Secs. 10 and 11;
Sec. 12 S 1/2;
Secs. 13, 14, 15, and 16;
Sec. 17, E 1/2 and N1/2NW1/4;
Sec. 20, NE 1/4, N1/2SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4;
Secs. 21, 22, 23, and 24;
Secs. 25, 26, 27, and 28—those portions lying north of the right bank of the Colorado River;
Sec. 33, that portion lying west and north of the right bank of the Colorado River.
T. 25 S., R. 22 E.,
Sec. 5, that portion lying west of the right bank of the Colorado River;
Secs. 6 and 7;
Secs. 8. 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17—those portions adjoining the right bank of the Colorado River;
Sec. 18;
Secs. 19 and 20—those portions lying north of the right bank of the Colorado River.
T. 24 S., R. 23E.,
Sec. 18, SW 1/4;
Sec. 19, W 1/2;
Sec. 30, lots 3 to 7, inclusive and lots 11 and 12;
Containing 48,943 acres, more or less.

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.

Any reservations or withdrawals heretofore made which affect the lands described above are hereby revoked.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have heretofore set my hand this twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-third.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON.

Last updated: August 15, 2017

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