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Essay On National Parks

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James Eddy
Romero 4th
March 26, 2014
National Parks Research Paper
National Parks are some of the most precious things in the world. The people of America have destroyed millions upon millions of acres of land for industrialization and overpopulation. The nation’s national parks are all the people have left of natural land and wildlife and it is one of the most beautiful things in the world. These National Parks were created to conserve the natural existence of a designated area and prevent harm to the environment within the park. Even though the parks were created to have protection from the people, visitor is most definitely allowed to visit and enjoy the natural beauty of the parks as long as a few rules are followed. There are hundreds of parks across the U.S. where people can come and visit these rather large pieces of paradise.
Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the U.S., located mostly in Wyoming but also stretching into Montana and Idaho. It was established by congress and signed by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1 of 1872. 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. The Rocky Mountains surround the plateau on almost all sides, which can be as high as 11,358 feet at the top of Eagle Peak. The Park also has one of the world’s largest petrified forests, which are fossilized remains ...

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... bill to make The Grand Canyon a national park was made in 1882 and if it had passed the Grand Canyon would have been the 2nd national park in the U.S., never the less, Harrison established the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve and Roosevelt established the Grand Canyon Game Preserve. Woodrow Wilson eventually signed the Grand Canyon National Park act in 1919. The Canyon is most known for its massive size and numerous layers of colorful rock reaching the Colorado River below. This river is what carved the canyon over thousands of years and is accessible by hiking into it. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is where most visitors come and over look and hike into the canyon by foot or mule. Visitors can also hike down and camp by the river and even white water raft in the Colorado River. The North Rim, however, is much smaller and remote and can only be accessed by Route 67.
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