the Antiquities act helped to establish the national park service & to enable the protection of many famous landmark we cherish as part of our heritage.
Then insight gained by the national parks was not lost on the national forests or on the state parks or county lands either. Heritage is heritage..be it sanctioned by a national authority or a state or local one. We as a nation should just be fortunate that it is being preserved.
Without the foresight of preservation, so much of we deem as important as a culture...the artifacts of our history, the beauty of our land will be lost.
I tried to capture what I see as I wander around both years ago and today. Unfortunately, some of these great shots are no longer around...