Rules, Regulations, and Permit Requirements

Presidential Proclamation 9496 established three categories of activities: prohibited (not allowed), exempted (no permit required), and regulated (may be considered through a permitting process). Specific activities mentioned in Proclamation 9496 are listed by category below.

The permitting program for regulated activities is designed to manage and minimize human impact to its unique and sensitive natural resources.

For more information on the co-management structure of the monument, please click here.

The following activities are prohibited in the monument:

The following activities are exempted from the monument's permitting program:

The following activities are regulated through the monument's permitting process:

Click here for additional information on how to apply for a permit.