GIANT SEQUOIA – Created April 15, 2000 by President Clinton in central California. The monument protects 33 groves of ancient sequoias, the world’s largest tree. The monument’s 328,000 acres is divided into two sections directly north and south of Sequoia National Park. Sequoias grow only along a 60-mile-wide band of conifer forests on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID MCNEW, GETTY IMAGES