Even at times when it seems as if nothing is beautiful. Whenever I go to the Mines of Spain Nature Preserve, in Dubuque, I think of my friend Karl. Walking on the trails reminds me of all the bugs that used to bother us as we journeyed to our special cliff. He used to jump up and down, waving his hands in the air as if his actions were going to make the bugs disappear. Of course the bugs were still there, and I had my laughs for the day!
This was the last thing I wanted to do. After only begging for half an hour, we were approached by a cop and told to get off the streets because someone had complained that we were pan handling. At this moment I had lost all hope in getting food or water. We were tired from not getting any sleep the night before, and starving from not eating all day. With no ideas left, we decided to walk all the way back to the park with the little energy we had left.
Six areas, totaling 59,598 acres of the Green Mountain Forest were upgraded to Wilderness status following the 1964 Congressional Wilderness Act. These areas represent some of the best of Vermont’s outdoor world. The largest of these wilderness areas is Breadloaf Wilderness, totaling 21,480 acres in the Middlebury district of the forest. The Long Trail crosses this wilderness for 17 miles, traversing 11 peaks measuring over 3000’. The Lye Brook Wilderness encompasses 15,680 acres in the Manchester district, and boasts the stunning Lye Brook Falls as its centerpiece.
Most of us know what rainforests are, and how they can benefit us. But, only few of us know what rainforest do, and how they are most important to Earth. There are two types of rainforests; tropical and temperate rainforest. Tropical rainforest are known mostly for its rich evergreen vegetation. Also, being a home for over 50 percent of the Earth’s living species.
El Yunque is a mesmerising forest reserve with breathtaking views, plants, and animals of all different kinds! This forest is located in Northern Puerto Rico, also known as a tourist magnet. They love the tropical forest and mountains. El Yunque has 82 different species of animals, some not found anywhere else on earth! The Puerto Rican parrot or a Coqui frog are animals that you could easily find in this forest reserve.
Temperate Rainforest The heavy rains (150 inches a year) are famous in the Pacific Northwest and have created a lush, mossy and primeval-looking forest of enormous trees. Generally on the western side of the park, there are several ways to ... ... middle of paper ... ... heavy precipitation year-round which closes the roads in winter. Mima Mounds These mounds are a phenomena where hundreds of dome-like hills naturally occur, but have no geological explanation. Mima Mounds protects a field and forest, 1.5 miles long where you can take a trail leads you around the formations. This natural wonder is located to the south, outside of Olympia.
The garden was introduced to the jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress in 1856. Throughout the nineteent... ... middle of paper ... ...n time there are 50,000 plants at the production facility. When the garden was established, the hope of the founding committee was to make a garden that could join every nation in a beautiful and historic way. The Botanic Garden is a monumental display of the diversity throughout the world. By visiting the garden, people can learn about history and see plants they never would see otherwise.
Last Friday there was an abundance of animal life throughout our slough slog since there was no hurricane threatening our coast. Two deer sprinted across the road as we were driving through the tollbooth and I scared Jose Antonio half to death as I screamed upon seeing them. He jumped up in his seat thinking I had crashed into something and was relieved to see that I was only enthusiastically pointing out a couple of deer to him. A mob of black vultures formed a roadblock on our way to the slog. I was delighted to see numerous cricket frogs, both green and brown.
However, forest fires do not remove everything which clear-cutting does. Recently clear-cutting techniques have changed to benefit Nova Scotia ecosystems by leaving clumps of trees, snags, and strips of forest to provide travel ways for wildlife. Forestry is also investigating other related issues of ecosystem management. To create and maintain the diversity of trees with a region (i.e. Hardwood and softwood), landowners leave several stands of both young and old growth within natural forest stands to enhance the biodiversity and health of the forest site.
The Rainforest Alliance has made various achievements when it comes to the impact they have had on the environment. They have aided the enhancement of various wildlife habitats, minimized invasive species and helped prevent forest fires. In El Salvador it has been noted that migrating birds prefer the Rainforest Alliance certified farms over others, these farms safe guard the various migration routes for wildlife; as well as the countries more than five hundred different bird species. These farms also have a constant richness in soil co... ... middle of paper ... ...gs and are taking one step at a time. Works Cited The Rainforest Alliance Home page http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/about http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/ http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/about/our-team/board/daniel-katz http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/about/our-team/experts/tensie-whelan http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/green-living/campus/what http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact/environmental http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact/social http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact/social/workers-rights http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact/social/human-health http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact/social/women-children http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact/social/community-engagement http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact/environmental/ecosystems