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Proc. 7266 Title 3--The President characteristic of the chaparral. Alon\365 the watercourses, live-oaks, buckeyes, and sycamore \365row. t\177lue oak woodlands and \365rasslands occur on the deep- est soils. Creeks that flow in and out of the existin\365 monument and the pansion lands provide hi\365hly valuable riparian habitat for wildlife. The western pond turtle, two-striped \365arter snake, silvery le\365less lizard, threat- ened California red-le\365\365ed fro\365, and California horned lizard inhabit these lands. t\177y expandin\365 the monument, these unique biolo\365ical resources can be afforded more complete protection to maintain and enhance the eco- systems of the monument. Section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Star. 225, 16 U.S.C. 431) authorizes the President, in his discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other obiects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be national monuments, and to reserve as a part thereof parcels of land, the limits of which in all cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and mana\365ement of the obiects to be protected. WHEREAS it appears that it would be in the public interest to reserve such lands as an addition to the Pinnacles National Monument: NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Star. 225, 16 U.S.C. 431), do proclaim that there are hereby set apart and reserved as an addition to the Pinnacles National Monument, for the purpose of care, mana\365ement, and protection of the ob- iects of scientific interest situated on lands within the said monument, all lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the United States with- in the boundaries of the area described on the map entitled "Pinnacles Na- tional Monument t\177oundary Enlar\365ement" attached to and formin\365 a part of this proclamation. The Federal land and interests in land reserved con- sist of approximately 7,900 acres, which is the smallest area compatible with the proper care and mana\365ement of the obiects to be protected. The enlar\365ement of this monument is subiect to valid existin\365 ri\365hts. All Federal lands and interests in lands within the boundaries of this monument are hereby appropriated and withdrawn from all forms of entry, location, selection, sale, leasin\365, or other disposition under the public land laws, includin\365 but not limited to withdrawal from location, entry, and pat- ent under the minin\365 laws, and from disposition under all laws relatin\365 to mineral and \365eothermal leasin\365, other than by exchan\365e that furthers the protective purposes of the monument. Lands and interests in lands not owned by the United States shall be reserved as a part of the monument upon acquisition of title thereto by the United States. There is hereby reserved, as of the date of this proclamation and subiect to valid existin\365 ri\365hts, a quantity of water sufficient to fulfill the purposes for which the monument is established. Nothin\365 in this reservation shall be construed as a relinquishment or reduction of any water use or ri\365hts reserved or appropriated by the United States on or before the date of this proclamation. The Secretary of the Interior shall mana\365e the area bein\365 added to the monument throu\365h the National Park Service, under the same laws and 14