1. Q: Will new restrictions be imposed on private lands?

     A: No. There will be no new restrictions on private property.

Text from the Antiquities Act Section 2:

That the President of the United States is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other 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.…”


  1. Q: Will access to private lands be affected?

     A: No. There will be no new restrictions on access to private lands. The Monument will exclude private land bordering it so as to assure private land owners that they will not encounter new restrictions.


  1. Q: Who will govern private property?

     A: Private property will continue to be governed by city, county and state jurisdictions as they are now.