Idaho Wolf Management Update. Accessed November 22, 2013 from http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/docs/wolves/reportMonthlyJuly11.pdf Idaho Fish and Game News. (2013). Revising the way Idaho's elk are managed. Accessed November 22, 2013 from http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/docs/fgNews/2013jul.pdf Leopold, A.
Kootenai Chronicles: a History of Kootenai County. Coeur D'Alene, ID: Museum of North Idaho in Cooperation with Coeur D'Alene, 1995. Print. "Spokane River Hydroelectric Project." Spokane River Project Hydro Relicensing.
The Grand Canyon is a remarkable feature in Arizona, but why is it so different from most other canyons and valleys and how did it originate? The Grand Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world. It is so vast that various parts of the canyon formed during different time periods. What makes the Grand Canyon so spectacular is its length, width, and depth. Measured along the river, the canyon is 277 river miles or 443 kilometers.
It is known for the very large quantity of geysers, bear, and wild buffalo. Yellowstone is 2,219,789 acres, 80 percent of which is forests containing a wide variety of wildlife. The park was named after the Yellowstone River whose name was given by French trappers. The Continental Divide runs through the southwestern part of the park, separating the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean’s water drainages. Yellowstone sits on a Plateau at an elevation of about 8,000 feet.
Utah’s major industries are oil, natural gases, mining coal, copper, iron ore, silver, gold, steelmaking, farming cattle, sheep, dairy products, and tourism. Utah’s major rivers are Colorado River and the Green River. Utah’s major lakes are Great Salt Lake, Lake Powell, and Utah Lake. The highest point in Utah is the King’s peak which is 13,528 ft high. Utah has 29 counties.
The area of the new jurisdiction included what we know as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and western Montana today. Finding gold in California in 1848 started a large migration westward of people, and the settlement of Oregon Territory was promoted by the passage of the Donation Land Claims Act of 1850, which gave 160 acres to any U.S. citizen who agreed to stay on his or her land for five years. On August 29, 1851, 27 male settlers met at Cowlitz Landing to ask Congress for a separate “Columbia Territory” that would cover the area between the Columbia River and 49th parallel.
Oregon Trail Overland pioneer route to the northwestern United States. About 3200 km, about 2000 mi long, the trail extended from Independence, Missouri, to the Columbia River in Oregon. Part of the route followed the Platte River for 870 km (540 mi) through what is now Nebraska to Fort Laramie in present-day Wyoming. The trail continued along the North Platte and Sweetwater rivers to South Pass in the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains. From there the main trail went south to Fort Bridger, Wyoming, before turning into the Bear River valley and north to Fort Hall in present-day Idaho.
The Hicker's Guide to Wyoming, 1992. Falcon Press Publishing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 1718, Helena, MT 59624 (4) Nation, The. Native Rites and Wrongs, p. 4-5. July 21, 1997 (5) "Devils Tower, Wyoming."
the Bighorn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming dates to AD 1400 to 1700. Lines drawn between major markings on the wheel point to the location of solstice sunrises and sunsets and also toward the rising point of the three brightest stars that rise before the sun in the summer. About fifty medicine wheels have been discovered, several are thousands of years. Many of them have the same alignment as the Bighorn Medicine Wheel. In Chaco Canyon, New Mexico two spirals carved into the rock by the prehistoric Anasazi can be used as a calendar.
The average rainfall is 14.5 inches. The population according to the 1990 cencus is 453,588. Wyoming is also know as Big Wyoming, the Equalty State, and the Cowboy State. The state motto for Wyoming is Equal Rights. The Wyoming flag was designed by Mrs. A.C. Keyes.