Waco Mammoth site is a major paleontological area featuring well preserved remains of 24 Columbian mammoths dating back over 65,000 years. The site is the nation's first and only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of mammoths.
It has been developed and protected by the National Park Service, the City of Waco, Baylor University and the Waco Mammoth Foundation.
The other new designations include 704,000 acres in central Nevada's Basin and Range and the 331,000-acre Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California.
The president has now protected almost 2.2 million acres as national monuments.
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