Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument: see Grand Canyon; National Parks and Monuments (table).
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (sometimes referred to as Parashant National Monument) is located on the northern edge of the Grand Canyon in northwest Arizona. It was established by Presidential Proclamation 7265 on January 11 2000. This remote area of open, undeveloped spaces is an impressive and diverse landscape that includes an array of scientific and historic resources.

The national monument is a very remote and undeveloped place managed by the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). There are no paved roads into the monument and no visitor services. About 20,000 acres (81 km²) are within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Interagency Information Center is located in the BLM Office in St. George, Utah.

The name is derived from paiute Pawteh 'ee oasoasant which means, "tanned elk hide," or "softening of the elk hide.

Cave critters

So far, a 2005 expedition to examine 24 caves in the park has produced two new species of millipede, the first barklouse discovered in North America, a whole new genus of cricket and four new cricket species.

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