Protected Parks

national park serviceThe Friday File: President Obama created 26 national monuments, setting aside 544 million acres of water and 6 million acres of land. This surpasses the records of 18 national monuments established by Teddy Roosevelt, 218 million total acres designated by W., 5 million land acres put into monument status in the lower 48 states by Clinton, and surpasses all the acreage protected by all prior presidents combined.

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