On Tuesday, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the creation of four new national historic landmarks, according to an NPS press release.
The newly protected areas include the First Peoples Buffalo Jump in Montana; the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia; Lafayette Park in Detroit, Michigan; and Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Colorado.
“Though very different from one another, these places reflect the creatively and ingenuity of the American spirit,” Jarvis said in the release. “National historic landmarks are an example of how the mission of the National Park Service extends beyond park boundaries to recognize additional places of national significance in communities throughout the country.”
The four new landmarks follow President Obama’s designation of three new national monuments in July, which brought the total preserved acreage under his presidency to more than 260 million acres.