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.
Introduction Klamath County is a place in Oregon that is not mentioned often. However, this county contains Oregon’s only national park: Crater Lake. Klamath County is located in South Central Oregon, near the Oregon and California border. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2010, the population reached 66,380 and the area size 6,136 square miles (US Census Bureau, 2013). This research paper will examine the human populations, abiotic factors and natural areas of Klamath County and later focus on the environmental issue of companies attempting to clear cut the surrounding forests of Crater Lake.
There are two main types of rainforests, tropical and temperate (Biomes Ch. 10). Tropical rainforests are those like the Amazon, which is found in South America in parts of Brazil, Peru, and Colombia. Tropical rainforests are found near the equator creating no seasons and a constant climate of 80 degrees with high humidity, as it rains almost every single day. This equates to nearly 150-200 inches of rain per year.
Regardless, the rain forests possess an array of foliage and fauna. Tropical rain forests lie near the equator, which means the temperature is extremely hot, above eighty degrees year round, and the climate is extremely wet. Rainforests cover about two percent of the earth’s surface, or six percent of it’s land mass, and yet they are the primary shelter for over half of the plant and animal species on earth.... ... middle of paper ... ... happening outside our hometown. Remember that this is the future for our generation. We CAN stop the destruction, however that is only is we try to make a difference and spread the word among others.
Thus, every Friday in summer time one can observe long lines of vehicles traveling the vast highways leading out of the city and up into the Rocky Mountains. An often sought destination is Rocky Mountain National Park. The U.S. government originally purchased the 358 square miles that compose the park in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1915 it was officially declared a national park, and later became an enormously popular tourist attraction for the nearby town Estes Park. Today this national park is comprised of some 150 lakes, 450 miles of river, and over 265,000 acres of land.
Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the Refuge, calls it “the only conservation system unit that protects, in an undisturbed condition, a complete spectrum of the arctic ecosystems in North America.” (‘Alaska Wild’) As early as the 1930’s, leading biologists and conservationists were captivated by the scenic beauty and wildlife diversity of Alaska’s northeastern Arctic. In the early 1950’s, a survey was conducted by the National Park Service to determine which Alaskan lands merited protection. This northeast corner was deemed, “the finest park prospect ever seen.” After years of political battles and activism, supporters of the Arctic Refuge achieved victory. On December 6, 1960, during the Eisenhower Administration, Interior Secretary Fred Seaton signed Public Land Order No. 2214.
Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park is one of the largest and oldest national parks in American history. Yellowstone was the first park to be protected by private investment on March 1, 1872, and the first to be put under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service in 1918, no doubt due to its unique and inspiring landscape and geothermal features. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is home to half of the world’s total hydrothermal features. These awesome attractions draw an incredible amount of visitors, an average of two to three million each year, to Yellowstone’s immense landscape. The park has a total size of 28,125 square miles, is found in three distinct states, and is considered to be one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems in the world today (Yellowstone National Park Official Homepage).
Research Paper: Cuyahoga Valley National Park The area surrounding the Cuyahoga River is notorious for being extremely polluted and industrialized. An exception to this is Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This area has a rich history and has been used as a source of livelihood, industrialization, and recreation for centuries. This rural oasis takes up nearly thirty two square miles in northeastern Ohio and is the only National Park in the state. It became recognized as an official National Park in 2000 and before was known as the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area.
Biru or Peru? Peru's territory is bordered by Ecuador and Colombia on the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and finally Chile and Bolivia to the south and to the west lies the Pacific Ocean. In Peru you can find anything from steaming jungles to creeping glaciers, Peru, hugging South America's west coast, wraps its borders around dramatically varied geography with elicits varied cultures. A little smaller than Alaska, Peru has coastal deserts so dry that no one there has ever recorded rain. The oceans are so chilled from the Arctic surfers should forget, mountains so new that they're still growing, earthquake activity so frequent that buildings never exceed a few stories, glaciers so near the equator that they're called "tropical" and jungles so dense that only rivers have access.
Tropical Rainforests Although a tropical rain forest is merely described as a region of tall trees with year-round warmth and plentiful rain, the definition goes much deeper. Tropical rain forests, jungles that receive at least eighty inches of rain in a year, maintain the natural balance of the world's temperature and climate. Not only do they regulate climate and protect water supplies, but tropical rain forests nurture millions of species of animals, and provide homes for various tribes of people. The world's tropical rain forests represent one of the most fragile and most diverse of all our natural ecosystems, yet are least understood by today's society. Tropical rain forests are also by far the most threatened.