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Public Awareness Of National Parks

- As National Parks become an increasingly popular worldwide attraction, the controversies surrounding these natural environments increase due to the residue that tourists leave behind and the debates on different methods of conservation. However, all strong arguments on one objective; the implementation of additional rules and guidelines so that generations to come can partake in the observance of mother nature’s creations for its cultural and historic significance. Despite the abundance of public awareness campaigns and the firm punishments for littering, about three hundred million annual visitors leave some type of rubbish behind in the natural environments of national parks (Lausa)....   [tags: National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park]

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National Parks And Monuments Of The National Park Service

- The National Park Service is a United States federal government agency that manages all of the United States national parks and many national monuments. In addition to the parks and monuments the National Park Service manages other conservation and historical properties throughout the country. The National Park Service is tasked with preserving the historical and ecological integrity of the properties it is in charge of managing, as well as making sure these properties are available for full public use....   [tags: National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park]

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Parks, Monuments and Forests Endangered

- One of the best ideas this country did was the creation our system of national monuments, parks, and forests, this model was used in the creation of our state parks. Historically, parks and forests were the domain of the very rich, influential, and the powerful where they could hunt and relax. Here in the United States that was the mindset that prevailed until the mid-1860s. With the discovery in the early 1800’s by who were called mountain men, they described boiling hot mud, steam being emitted out of the ground and water being ejected out of the ground....   [tags: Our National Parks]

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National Parks Under threat

- ... The National Parks show just how amazing our country is. They are some of the most beautiful places in the world. Pollution has taken a toll on the parks. Air pollution from nearby cities has affected views of famous attractions and litter from park congestion has affected the overall park atmosphere and animals. In the Smoky Mountains National Park in the Appalachians air pollution has become a huge issue. The National Parks Service has put out a statement about how severe the issue of air pollution has gotten they state that “Since 1948, based on regional airport records, average visibility in the southern Appalachians has decreased 40% in winter and 80% in summer....   [tags: revenue, government, local communities]

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Animals Should Be Kept in National Parks

- Would you like to see animals behind bars or have a great communication with them face to face. People now set up national parks in order to protect edge species, which are facing extinction made by human development. In the other hands, people set up zoos for animal study but more for entertainment. Because of several reasons, animals should be kept in national parks instead of zoos for the sake of animal protection. There are some facts about them to help understanding and comparing their work and function....   [tags: animals, extinction, zoo]

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National Parks or National Problems?

- A bear meanders across the road several hundred yards in front of your slowly moving vehicle. A doe and her fawn leap back into the brush as you approach. The sun shines in such a way that it seems the mountains above you go on forever. This pristine image of our nation's national parks is unfortunately getting harder to find today. The approximately 270 million visitors to the parks annually have begun to take their toll on the wild and preserved areas of our nation. Congress created the world's first national park, Yellowstone, in 1872....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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National Parks and Air Traffic

- National Parks and Air Traffic I. Introduction Grand Canyon National Parks attracted 4.5 million visitors in 1999. Of these 4.5 million visitors, about 40% were not Americans - Germans, French, and Japanese led the way. Grand Canyon National Park brings in millions of tourist dollars per year to the region. One of the most popular ways to see the Canyon besides simply driving to the South Rim and spending the day is by airplane or helicopter. About 800,000 people per year fly over the Canyon....   [tags: Nature Court Grand Canyon Essays]

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Proposed Territory of the South Okanagan- Similkameen National Park Reserve

- The proposed territory of the South Okanagan- Similkameen National Park Reserve is located in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys in southern British Columbia, currently comprised of five Provincial Protected Areas. These areas include the 4700 hectare Mt. Kobau Site situated on the height of land between the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys; the 1850 hectare Chopaka East Site situated on Black Mountain, between Richter Pass and the International Boundary; the 470 hectare Chopaka West Site situated between Richter Mountain and the International Boundary; the 2350 hectare Kilpoola Site situated north and south of Highway 3 including the southeast slopes of Mount Kobau, Blue Lake and Kr...   [tags: Canadian National Parks]

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Ecoturism and Its Impact in Gunung National Parks of Sarawak

- ... In the other hand, regions protected for ecotourism was providing environmental benefits indirectly to the ecosystem. At the local level, the watershed protection (e.g. stream-flow regulation, water quality upkeep and reduction of erosion), maintenance of biodiversity such as gene pool protection and microclimates’ regulation are the indirect benefits results of the implementation of ecotourism (Weaver, 2008). However, Hvenegaard (1994) discussed that there were unfavorable environmental effects brought upon by ecotourism in protected areas....   [tags: plant resource science and environmental ecology]

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Management of White-tailed Deer in National Parks

- The deer (Odocoileus spp.) may be one of the most valued and the most viewed mammalian wildlife species in North America. Millions of outdoor visitors savor the sights of deer and try to capture them on film. State fish and game agencies regard deer as a renewable, harvestable resource for viewing and hunting. Sport hunters annually bag about 1 million mule deer (O. hemionus) and 2 million white-tailed deer (O. virginianus). However, deer may cause profound damage by browsing on garden vegetables, flowers, ornamental bushes, and crops....   [tags: Various Effects of High Densities]

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The World's First National Park.

- On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill into law that established the Yellowstone region of what is now Wyoming, Montana and Idaho as the worlds first National Park. The park was not greeted with much local support following its creation. Those living in the Yellowstone area believed their economy and industry would suffer after the lands fell under government control. To the contrary the towns bordering the park have boomed as a result of their proximity. After seeing the environmental, cultural and monetary results, the nature conservation movement as well as businesses began to see the benefits of protecting lands for public use....   [tags: National Parks, Nature Conservation]

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National Parks

- National Parks 'National parks are areas of great natural beauty giving opportunity for open-air recreation, established so that national beauty can be preserved and enhanced, and so that the enjoyment of the scenery by the public can be promoted'. This is the aim of the National Parks established by the government, and although a brilliant idea in theory, the above statement has posed a series or serious problems. Is it possible for the National Parks to be enjoyed by the general public whilst also preserving the beauty and peace of these places....   [tags: Papers]

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costs and affects of quarrying in National Parks

- Mining and quarrying were the backbone of Britain’s economy since the start of the industrial revolution. Due to cleaner methods in energy production, which have been enforced during last 100 years and the course of developments in modern technology, Britain’s principle wealth is now governed mainly by the success of her tertiary businesses synonymous with the larger towns and cities. Nevertheless our standard of living also depends on the supply of aggregates, the most basic of building materials but most commonly used in the construction of buildings, transport networks, tunnels railroads and airports....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Debating National Parks' Policy of Restricted Access

- Debating National Parks' Policy of Restricted Access Each year 10's of millions of people enjoy the national parks across the United Kingdom. But these people are causing irreversible damage to the areas. With the tourists come pollution crime and traffic, but also money, jobs and secures the livelihood of many people. Out of the 22½ million people that visit the Peak District every year. Causing conflict with local residents and the environment. 95% of them go by car with only 5% using public transport....   [tags: Papers]

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Pollution In The Backcountry - Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park

- Outline Of Pollution in the Backcountry 1. Bush over turns Clintons plans to ban snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park. (pro) a. Yellowstone will continue to be polluted and degraded. (con) 2. Business, Industry and environment. a. Two opinions presented by each side 3. Identifying problems with the over turning of the Clinton administration ban. 4. Identifying problems with the pollution in off road vehicles. 5. Identifying propaganda techniques used by either side. 6. How credible is each side of the debate....   [tags: Politics Environment National Parks Policy]

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Icon Attractions in Alaska

- Icon Attractions in Alaska There are numerous attractions within the State of Alaska that can be considered Icon Attractions. Statistics have shown that tourists come to Alaska to experience the majestic beauty of its mountains, glaciers and wilderness. They come to witness the phenomenon of the Northern Lights creating amazing patterns across the sky or the Midnight Sun and the spectacular twilights it creates. People want to understand the history, traditions and cultural differences of the Inuit peoples who live in this state and they want to feel the exhilaration of finding gold nuggets in amongst the river rocks....   [tags: national parks, native american culture]

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National Parks are Victims of Their Own Success as Locations for Leisure Pursuits

- National Parks are Victims of Their Own Success as Locations for Leisure Pursuits This subject has been a matter of much conjecture for many years as international tourism spreads to the most endangered and rare environments across the globe, it is evident that in terms of long term sustainability, National Park ecosystems are at serious threat from that posed by industrial tourism. Physical Degradation People come to national parks in order to experience the wildlife and the natural environment....   [tags: Papers]

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era

- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the early 1900s. The turn of the century left Americans feeling more optimistic about life (Woog 4). People were honest and kind (Woog 5). The 1900s can be remembered as a happy time, but also a time of hardship for some Americans (Woog 5). Theodore Roosevelt, President 1901-1910, guided America in a way in which he created laws to help the social and economic problems of the time as well as improving politics by being a strong leader and recognizing the true needs of the country....   [tags: the Panama Canal, National Parks]

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The Creator of Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park

- The Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park is one of the world's largest sculptural and engineering projects. In 1923, a historian named Doane Robinson came up with the original idea for Mount Rushmore as a way of attracting tourists. Sculptor-designer John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867–1941) was contracted in 1927 to carve the solid-granite memorial. Borglum conceived the model figures, brought them to life within the mountain's stone, and directed 400 artisans until his death in 1941. Later that year, his son Lincoln finished the project, which had spanned 14 years (6.5 years of actual carving and 8.5 years of delays due to lack of money and bad weather) at a cost of $1 million Every mo...   [tags: Mount Rushmore, national parks, John Gutzon de la ]

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Ecotourism and Tourism as a Development Dtrategy in Costa Rica

- Evaluate the strategies designed to manage and sustain the tourist industry in Costa Rica: From Table 9.5, it appears that Asia, Africa, and the Middle East best manage and sustain tourism since they have a positive difference from 1950-2009 in tourism numbers. The efforts in improving transportation, for example, in China cone tributes to growing tourism numbers. In Costa Rica, the increase in tourism dollars goes back into improving the country -- their life expectancy and environmental performance index has increased as their tourism investment has increased....   [tags: national parks, costa rica, tourist industry]

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Yellowstone National Park

- 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....   [tags: Parks Recreation]

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Grand Teton National Park

- Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. It is approximately eight hundred and fifteen miles, or a thirteen hour and ten minute drive, from Boise City, Oklahoma. Grand Teton offers a multitude of attractions, some of which are located in a quaint town only five minutes from the national park. With its ski slopes and hot springs in the winter, and its scenic hiking trails through the pristine and natural beauty of the mountains, there is something for every member of the family year round....   [tags: Wyoming parks]

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Rosa Parks

- Rosa Parks The woman who earned the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement", Rosa Louise Parks is a n enormous inspiration to the African American race (Girl Power Guests 1). Rosa was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913 to James and Leona McCauley (The Life of Rosa Parks 1). Both of Rosa's parents were born before slavery was banished from the United States. They suffered a difficult childhood, and after emancipation the conditions for blacks were not much better. Rosa's mother was a schoolteacher and her father was a farmer (Rosa Parks: Pioneer of Civil Rights Interview 1)....   [tags: Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement]

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The Wilderness Of The Yellowstone National Park

- From the mighty mountains, waterfalls and forests that cover our country, the energy that has gone into preserving these earth-given gifts alive is extensive. The environments created by thousands of years of natural progression have within themselves kept a piece of the world to themselves. Beginning in 1872 with the Yellowstone National Park located in the previously known territories of Montana, people began to protect these places, placing them within national parks boundaries. Since then, national parks have appeared across the country from “sea to shining sea”....   [tags: National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park]

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Standards And Discussions Of National Park Extension

- Standards and Discussions of National Park Extension Since the mid 1920s to the 1970s, there has been a level headed discussion with respect to the observations and measures by which national parks ought to be set up and constraining the extension of national parks, restricting access for individuals living in urban regions and debilitating open spaces because of urban sprawl and over populace. Bit by bit customary observations offered route to the preservationists ' perspectives which re-imagined and bit by bit extended government meaning of national parks....   [tags: National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park]

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The Environment of Big Bend National Park

- What can we learn about the current and future environment from the paleo-environment in Big Bend National Park. Transgression and Regression of Mid- to Upper Cretaceous Seas Cretaceous Rock Formations of The Big Bend Area TRANSGRESSION/REGRESSION The cycles of the ocean waters rising (transgressing) and receding (regressing) are known as transgressive-regressive cycles. The mid- to Upper Cretaceous rocks in the Big Bend area of southwest Texas encompasses rock ages from approximately 70 to 100 million years ago (mya)....   [tags: Nature Geography Parks]

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Parks, Moments and Forests Endangered

- Parks, Moments and Forests Endangered One of the best ideas this country did was the creation our system of national monuments, parks, and forests; as well used as a model for our state parks. Historically, parks and forests were the domain of the very rich, influential, and the powerful where they could hunt and relax. Here in the United States that mindset prevailed that until the mid-1860s. With the discovery in the early 1800’s by who were called mountain men of boiling hot mud, steam being emitted out of the ground, water being ejected out of the ground that at first was dismissed as nonsense and was dubbed “Colter’s Hell” (Burns)....   [tags: Conservation ]

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The Bus Protest: Rosa Parks

- Did you know when Rosa Parks got arrested for not giving up her seat she was sitting in the African American section. Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist that worked with the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) to change African American rights. She was born on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She went to college at the Alabama State Teachers College. After her college education, she became the secretary of the Montgomery branch of the NAACP. “She trained in nonviolent methods of social activism and was therefore well prepared for her historic role” (Matthews)....   [tags: klu kluxh klan, activits, civil rights]

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Rosa Parks and Her Courage

- Rosa Parks and Her Courage “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” This was said by Rosa Parks. She was an enormous inspiration to the African American Race. She was one among many who lived in a rough time for African Americans. She lived in a time when equality wasn’t really equal. When African Americans were scared/ weren’t allowed to state their opinions on different matters. However, Rosa Parks was an individual who stood up for herself. Rosa Parks helped the Civil Rights Movement and African Americans gain equality mainly through her courage and refusal to move....   [tags: US Civil Rights Movement]

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Rosa Parks

- Rosa Parks Rosa Parks, born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913 in was raised in an era during which segregation was normal and black suppression was a way of life. She lived with relatives in Montgomery, where she finished high school in 1933 and continued her education at Alabama State College. She married her husband, Raymond Parks, a barber, in 1932. She worked as a clerk, an insurance salesperson, and a tailor’s assistant at a department store. She was also employed as a seamstress by white residents of Montgomery who were supporters of black Americans’ struggle for freedom and equal rights....   [tags: History Rosa Parks Racism Essays]

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

- Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott “On a cold December evening in 1955, Rosa Parks quietly incited a revolution by just sitting down” (Rosa Parks). Rosa Parks was 42 years old when she decided she was done putting up with what people told her to do. She suffered being arrested for fighting for what she wanted. Rosa Park’s obstinacy and the Bus Boycott were some acts that affected the Civil Rights Movement. Other effects of the Civil Rights Movement were the way African American were treated and how it changed America as a whole....   [tags: revolution, civil rights movement]

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Affect of Technology on The Parks and Recreation System

- The creation of the computer and the Internet has significantly furthered and revolutionized Parks and Recreation Districts across the country. Parks and Recreation Management is a profession that has been able to prosper with the Internet and personal computers today. Recreation in the present day is becoming especially popular due to a general decrease in working hours because of the economy. With many people having more free time, more demands are put on the Parks and Recreation districts. Also with the many national, state, and private parks in the United States, it is crucial for the park systems to have a systematic approach to dealing with these new demands....   [tags: Technology]

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Rosa Parks Changed the History of America

- ... She then moved to her seat but driver James F. Blake told her to follow city rules and enter the bus again from the back door. Parks exited the bus, but before she could re-board at the rear door, he drove off leaving her to walk home in the rain. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to get up out of her seat in the colored section to a white male. Rosa Parks was not the only person to refuse to get out of her seat on the bus. Rosa Parks’ act of boldness became important symbols of the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: segregation, bus, arrested]

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Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement

- Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement Representative Conyers once boasted, ‘“Rosa was a true giant of the civil rights movement. . . Her bravery, fortitude and perseverance in the face of discrimination served as the very touchstone of the civil rights movement”’ (Boyd, 2005 p. 43). Rosa Parks grew up during a time when the color of a person’s skin defined who they were and how they were treated. Parks had no intention of becoming the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” she was just an ordinary, common, every-day seamstress (Boyd, 2005 p....   [tags: African American history]

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

- On December 1st, 1955, something extraordinary happened. An African American seamstress known as Rosa Parks preformed a bold action when she chose not to abandon her seat on the bus to a white man who needed it. In modern times, this wouldn’t be such a big deal. However, back in the 1900s, when there was an immense amount of racial segregation, it was a huge deal. Any African American who disobeyed a white could be severely punished. Sometimes the blacks were killed by the whites. Once again, it wasn’t as big of a deal back then....   [tags: african american women, discrimination, ]

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The Bison Of Yellowstone National Park

- The Problem The bison of Yellowstone National Park have been a controversial issue since man moved westward. The bison are a prime example of the tragedy of the commons, meaning that because they were not managed, they became extinct rather quickly. It was rapidly realized that the number of bison was decreasing to near extinction when fewer than 1,000 remained. Management practices improved, and the number of bison is nearly 500,000 today. However, many of these bison are not pure bred; the only pure bison that remain live in and around Yellowstone National Park....   [tags: Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service]

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Rosa Parks: My Story

- BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Rosa Parks, Jim Haskins, Rosa Parks: My Story, (New York: Penguin Group, 1992) 192pp. INTRODUCTION Rosa Parks: My Story is an autobiography. Parks tells about her vital role in the struggle for equality. In detail this book explains how the civil rights movements started. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, beginning the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott. This became one of the boldest acts of defiance during this time....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Rosa Parks

- Racism and prejudice have been dominant issues in the United States for many years. Being such a major issue is society, racism is also a major theme in one of the best pieces of American Literature, To Kill A Mockingbird. People, particularly African Americans, have been denied basic human rights such as getting a fair trial, eating in a certain restaurant, or sitting in certain seats of public buses. However, in 1955 a woman named Rosa Parks took a stand, or more correctly took a seat, on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rosa Louise Parks

- Rosa Louise Parks            The woman who earned the title “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement”, Rosa Louise Parks is an enormous inspiration to the African American race. Rosa was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913 to James and Leona McCauley (The Life of Rosa Parks). Both of Rosa’s parents were born before slavery was banished from the United States. They suffered a difficult childhood, and after emancipation the conditions for blacks were not much better. Rosa’s mother was a schoolteacher and her father was a farmer (Rosa Parks: Pioneer of Civil Rights Interview)....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement Biography History]

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Opponents to Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

- “The conversation of our natural resources and their proper use underlines almost every other problem in our national life,” Theodore Roosevelt. Americans’ dependence upon petroleum-based energy sources has required the United States to consider a variety of options to fulfill [the] ever-increasing energy needs, even drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] (Smith). The controversial question on whether or not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reserve has been in battle since its establishment....   [tags: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Resources]

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The Amazing Courage Of Rosa Parks

- “I Got You, Brother!” Said a White Activist to a Black Man David Cameron once said, “Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspiring actions of the Civil Rights Movement led politicians to write equality into the law.” As we celebrate the men and women who contributed to making America a nation of just and liberty, we would be remiss not to include, honor and celebrate white figures who committed themselves to the movement....   [tags: African American, White people, Black people]

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Rosa Parks an Activist

- Rosa Parks was a big activist when it came to the Civil Rights Movement. “Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her father was James McCauley, a carpenter, and her mother was Leona McCauley, a teacher. She moved to her grandparents' farm in Pine Level, Alabama when she was two with her mother and younger brother, Sylvester. Her mother taught until she was 11. Once she turned 11 she was sent to the Montgomery Industrial School, this school was a private school founded by a woman from the northern United States....   [tags: racism, civil rights movement, tuskegee]

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks: The First Lady of The Civil Rights Movement

- Also known as "the first lady of civil rights" , Rosa Louise McCauley Parks made a huge difference in the world of Civil Rights. She was born on February 4, 1913, and died October 24, 2005. Her big story started when Mrs. Parks sat down on a bus seat that was only available to white people. This woman's lonesome act of resistance started a movement that terminated legal segregation in the United States and created another role model to freedom-loving people everywhere. During the life of Rosa Parks, she, among many others, suffered many issues with black codes and Jim Crow laws....   [tags: jim crow laws, segregation]

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American Hero: Rosa Parks

- American Hero Rosa Parks “Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy” – J. Scott Fitzgerald. The definition of a hero is to display courage and willing to self-sacrifice for greater good of all human quality; to withstand the hardships for not only oneself but for the entire public. One of America’s greatest civil rights activist, Rosa Parks lived her life as a regular woman until she made the courageous decision to rebel against the unconstitutional government. Standing against something you believe is something we think it is easy to do, but it is actually a hard thing to do it....   [tags: civil rights movement, african american women]

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The Ciivil Rights Activist Rosa Parks: One Goal and One Dream

- “I refuse!” Rosa Parks was an African American lady who did not move to the back of the bus. She wanted to be treated like a human being. Rosa Parks, who was 42 years old at the time, wanted to make a difference in blacks. She refused to move to the back of the bus, and then started the Montgomery Bus Boycott with Martin Luther King Jr. Eventually, Rosa was a member of the NAACP and acted as a leader to stop segregation in the South. The civil rights activist, Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama....   [tags: segregation, bus, south, racism]

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Impact of the Computer and Internet on Parks and Recreation Management

- Impact of the Computer and Internet on Parks and Recreation Management The invention of the computer and the Internet system has greatly advanced and/or changed many of the careers through out the world. Parks and Recreation Management is one of these occupations that have been able to thrive with the Internet and personal computers available today. Recreation today is becoming more and more popular due to an overall decrease in working hours. These shorten working hours leave more free time and have recently made the recreation occupation more popular....   [tags: Expository Essays]

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Rosa Parks: The Mother of Civil Rights

- Imagine a world without people being prejudiced towards each other. If this was the case we wouldn’t have racism, or bullying, but we would have a world full of people that loved each other for being themselves and wouldn’t judge them based on skin color or looks. We have had points in our history where some very brave people stood up for their rights by partaking in an event known as civil disobedience. Civil disobedience is when people refuse to obey the laws to try and force the government to do or change something (“Civil”)....   [tags: Prejudice, Racism]

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Rosa Parks, the Mother of Civil Rights

- Rosa Parks was an African American woman who was brave enough to stand up to the whites. Even though she went to jail for what she did, she believes she did the right thing. What Rosa had done on the bus started boycotts and created more and more activists. People wonder if Rosa Parks was raised to stand up for herself or if she was supposed to stay quiet. Looking at Rosa’s life and what happened on the bus and beyond, it can be concluded that she was taught to take pride in her race. Rosa (McCauley) Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama....   [tags: Tuskegee, Alabama, discrimination, jail]

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Rosa Parks in the Civil Rights Movement

- “I’d just like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free” (Modigliani). The words Rosa Parks used to describe her ultimate hopes for the legacy she would leave behind are simple yet powerful. The fight for Civil Rights during the 1950s and 60s was hard fought, though the results were long overdue. Rosa Parks, like many others, experienced discrimination for much of her life, however when she acted against it the nation listened; she had initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott....   [tags: notorious African American activists]

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The Mother of the Freedom Movement: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

- The Mother of the Freedom Movement In 1955, an African-American seamstress helped cause the civil rights movement in the United States, and her name was Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist. Many know her by “the first lady of civil rights” or “the mother of the freedom movement.” Rosa Parks once said, “I’d see the bus pass everyday, but to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world.” (The Story Behind The Bus) After she said this, she knew she had to take a stand against segregation and do everything in her power to change it....   [tags: school girls, rosa parks]

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The History of Yosemite National Park

- Yosemite and its history, young to old the story of an area of land that is doomed to be mined, forcibly stripped naked of its natural resources. In 1864 Yosemite land grant was signed into act by president Abraham Lincoln, the first area of land set aside for preservation and protection. Yosemite being a very important historical plot of land, some time ago president Theodore Roosevelt visited the park managing to disappear from the secret service with John Muir. Through the years the contrast of ideas between the industrialists and the preservationists have clashed, Yosemite’s history both interesting and mysterious but more importantly inevitable ....   [tags: ]

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Restoring the Everglades National Park

- The Everglades national park is one of the largest American national parks that cover 1,506,539 acres of saw grass marshes, tropical hardwood hammocks, pine rock lands, mangrove forests, fresh water lakes, saltwater and fresh water marshes. The Everglades is home to many rare, threatened and endangered species. According to (UNESCO World Heritage Convention, 2011) “These include the Florida panther, snail kite, alligator, crocodile, and manatee.” The Everglades is also home to many different species of birds and reptiles....   [tags: Ecology ]

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A Woman Who Changed Things: Rosa Parks

- “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome” (BrainyQuote.com). No one can change the world by themselves, but they can always make an impact on the world. Rosa Parks, along with others, was one of those people who made an impact on the Civil Rights Movement. She was influenced early in her life, she acted in the Montgomery Bus Boycott; she was affected by the boycott, and had an effect on the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: civil rights, racism, segregation]

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Civil Rights Movements in the Uninted States

- To what extend were Rosa Parks’ actions that sparked the Montgomery bus boycott motivated by a desire to use an act of public civil disobedience to effect political change regarding segregation laws in the South. Table of Contents A. Plan of Investigation 3 B. Summary of Evidence 3-5 C. Evaluation of Sources 5 D....   [tags: Rosa Parks, Segregation, American History]

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The Montgomery Bus Boycott Part 1

- An man from India deeply influenced a black man in America who persuaded black Americans to peacefully seek civil rights. Blacks in America were once slaves. They had neither freedom nor rights. Now, in the 20th century, segregation has been abolished and discrimination has largely been reduced and blacks are more able to live freely as American citizens. In Early 1950’s, blacks did not have civil rights, so they had to fight for their freedom. In 1955, blacks decided to rally together for social justice and planned a boycott....   [tags: civil rights movement, Rosa Parks]

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A Fight For Freedom: Rosa Parks and Mahatma Ghandi

- ... Two days later they tried again on March 9, but were forced to turn around after crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Finally, protected by soldiers of the U.S. Army, mem-bers of the Alabama National Guard, and FBI agents, they began the last march. With the world watching, the protesters achieved their goal, walking around the clock for five days to reach Montgomery. "The Selma March...greatly helped raise awareness of the difficulty of black voters in the South and the need for voting rights..." ("Selma to Montgomery March")....   [tags: boycotts, marches, peaceful protest]

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Standing Alone but Moving a Nation: Rosa Parks

- “Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone”-Unknown. . Rosa Parks believed strongly in the equal treatment of everyone no matter their race. She is the perfect example of this quote she stood up (sat down) all alone in that bus seat without anybody defending her until after it happened. In the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” the characters Scout, Atticus, and Tom Robinson all stood up for something they believed in despite the fact that they were standing alone. Rosa Parks born and raised in Alabama was sitting alone on a Montgomery city bus....   [tags: civil rights movement, US history]

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Yosemite National Park

- Imagine a scenic, wild landscape with animals that roam freely, cascading waterfalls, and mountains that seem to scrape the pale blue sky. This is what one thinks when first hearing the name Yosemite National Park. Unfortunately, the reality is completely opposite. Yosemite is now under a federally regulated Class 1 area under the Clean Air Act, which is equivalent to the pollution of Los Angeles (“National Parks Service”). It is a sad comparison to the past John Muir, who first documented Yosemite Valley, to today’s reality....   [tags: Pollution, nature, clean air act]

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Denali National Park

- National Parks have awed tourists and even locals for years. They provide an escape from the ordinary and relief from the everyday stress of society. National Parks provide insight into a simpler time where our ancestors were surrounded by the beauty of nature instead of the concrete jungles of modern day metropolitan areas. Few of these wonderful parks provide the same seclusion as Denali National Park in Alaska. It’s sights and sounds have fascinated many and will continue to provide a great escape from everyday life....   [tags: Tourism ]

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Yellowstone National Park

- ... During the 1850's to 1870, the miners of Yellowstone helped to publicize the region with not much more credibility than their trapper ancestors. In 1863, Walter and his party set out to scout through the Yellowstone to find gold. Even though the party was equipped with prospector tools and no survey equipment, his party made many new discoveries including Shoshone and Lewis Lake he also published the first map of the Yellowstone area. By 1870, gold fever was gone and the great Yellowstone expeditions began....   [tags: tourism, services, wyoming]

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Olympic National Park

- This park is famous among National Park Service enthusiasts and photographers but is under-appreciated by just about everyone else. Not only is this the most diverse National Park, but it is simply one of the best. No other place has such disparate landscapes packed into such a small area. While many National Parks feature one spectacular setting like Bryce Canyon, Saguaro or even the Grand Canyon, Olympic has three distinct and impressive environments. Boasting a temperate rainforest, towering glaciated mountain range and a Pacific Ocean coastline covered in massive rock formations, there is no where that protects such a wealth of different settings....   [tags: Wildlife Preserves]

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A Brief Note On The National Wildlife Refuge

- Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has never been a nationally known refuge, but since last month, it has been at the forefront of national news. A “militant” group of protesting farmers has taken over the federal building, led by one Ammon Bundy, a farmer from Idaho who believes that the government is too powerful, and controls too much land. Bundy has created a movement, a movement which states as its aim the reclamation of government land, for distribution amongst the people. “The government shouldn’t control this land, it should be locally owned” is what the movement is about and it’s partially true....   [tags: Federal government of the United States]

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The Management Plan For Banff National Park

- Banff National Park is unique in that within it’s boundaries exists a municipality. Because of this, the community is faced with planning and management that includes both the livelihood of the town, as well as tourist accommodation. This includes food, housing, and ensuring proper maintenance within the park. Further, this must be done without encroaching on the current population, or the natural environment. Planners must create more accommodations without using any more space, to encourage ongoing tourist visitation....   [tags: Tourism, World Tourism Organization, Management]

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Rosa Parks

- Rosa Parks On December l, 1955, Rosa Parks got on the bus because she was feeling tired after a long day at work. She was sitting in the middle of the bus, which she wasn’t allowed to do. After a while a white man got on the bus and told her that her and some other people to get up because the white part of the bus was full. All the Black people except for her moved to the back of the bus but her, she refused to get up. When this happened the white bus driver threatened to call the police unless she gave up her seat, but she said no and "Go ahead and call them"....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rosa Parks

- Racism and prejudice has been a problem in the United States for along time. Poeple have been denied human rights such as getting a fair trial, eating in resturants, or sitting in what ever seat they want in a public bus. In 1955 a woman named Rosa Parks took a stand on a public bus in Montgomery Alabama. She refused to give her seat to a white man and was arrested for not doing so. She was scared of the discrimination of the Jim Crow laws. Jim Crow laws were laws were intended to keep blacks from mixing with whites....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rosa Parks

- Rosa Parks Rosa parks was born on February 4,1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. She was a civil rights leader. She attended Alabama State College, worked as a seamstress and as a housekeeper. Her father, James McCauley, was a carpenter, and her mother, Leona (Edward's) McCauley was a teacher. Rosa P. had one younger brother named, Sylvester. Her family lived in Tuskegee. When Rosa was two years-old her parents split up and she, her mother, and her brother moved to her grandparents farm in Nearby Pine Level, Alabama....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement

- Rosa Parks, also called the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” was given the NAACP's Spingarn Medal and the Martin Luther King, Jr. nonviolent-peace prize. Rosa Parks was also awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Woman of Courage award in 1984. Rosa’s influence and impact on the society is one that can never be replaced. Rosa was not only the person who took that seat, but she has plenty of respect because of her personality as a strong willed woman. Where did all this began. Rosa Louis McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4 , 1913....   [tags: The Civil Rights Movement]

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Gordon Parks' Novel, The Learning Tree

- Gordon Parks' novel The Learning Tree, a social criticism in the vein of Richard Wright's Black Boy, was first published in 1963. This was the year of the March on Washington, Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech, the year of the civil rights protests in Birmingham, in which the young protestors were blasted with fire hoses and attacked by police dogs by the order of Commissioner of Public Safety Eugene "Bull" Connor. This was the year of the Birmingham church bombing and the Medgar Evers murder (Brunner 2)....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]

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The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

- Representative Conyers once boasted, ‘“Rosa was a true giant of the civil rights movement. . . Her bravery, fortitude and perseverance in the face of discrimination served as the very touchstone of the civil rights movement”’ (Boyd, 2005 p. 43). Rosa Parks grew up during a time when the color of a person’s skin defined who they were and how they were treated. Parks had no intention of becoming the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” she was just an ordinary, common, every-day seamstress (Boyd, 2005 p....   [tags: rosa parks, civil rights, equal protection]

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The Peak District National Park

- The Peak District National Park I will begin with what a National Park really is. A National Park is an idea developed in 19th century America, at the time the new country was rapidly developing and settlers were moving in. The first ever National Park was created in 1872, it was named as 'Yellowstone' this began a chain-reaction of National Parks being instated. The size of the parks varied, but were all generally large uninhabited areas of real natural beauty. The fact that these National Parks were protected by the Government stopped any land damage or animal poaching....   [tags: Papers]

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Should the Wolves Stay in Yellowstone National Park?

- Should the Wolves Stay in Yellowstone National Park. National Parks are the cornerstone of every country because it preserves the rich cultural and natural resources of a nation, such as Yellowstone in the United States of America. Yellowstone National Park is the World’s First National Park which brings millions of attraction each year, it is larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combine and have over a thousand species of plants and animal (Yellowstone Media). However, a very important type of species has been missing in Yellowstone National Park for a very long time....   [tags: Conservation]

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how important were the actions of Roas Parks?

- How Important were the actions of Rosa Parks to the civil rights movement. Explain your answer. Rosa Parks was a black American who it has been said, started the black civil rights movement. Rosa Parks was fro Montgomery, and in Montgomery they had a local low that black people were only allowed to sit in a few seats on the public buses and if a white person wanted their set, they would have to give it up. On one bus journey Parks was asked to move for a white person, she refused and the police were call and she was arrested and convicted of breaking the bus laws....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Yellowstone 's Thermal Features And Diversity Of Wildlife

- The bison are an emblem of the wildness of the West and a Yellowstone icon. A struggling population that was almost extinct at the turn of the century has been successfully recovered. An occurrence that Superintendent Wenk describes as “the greatest conservation success story in the country”. More than 5,500 bison now live inside and in areas surrounding Yellowstone park (Wenk). This park contains the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states (Wenk). In addition to bison, those inhabitants include wolves, lynxes, grizzly bears, foxes, elk, and moose (Powers) Due to the large number of animals, Yellowstone results in an almost Serengeti-type situation that has no equivalent in t...   [tags: National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park]

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EXTRA CREDIT HOMEWORK ON THE NATIONAL DEBT

- EXTRA CREDIT HOMEWORK ON THE NATIONAL DEBT First, I would like to bring to your attention that I did forget to copy the URL because I could not get back to where I wanted. I did use the general topic National Debt, Time Magazine and Time Daily. I did get part of the URL http://pathfinder.com that is all. I am not good with computers and trying for hours just to get the web created much frustration. I hope you will still consider my work. The national debt at the minute is $4,987,184,610,949.10 and increasing $616 million every day....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Snowdonia National Park

- Snowdonia National Park The history of Snowdonia national park falls into three periods. Between 1951 and 1974 it was very much a period of finding its feet and seeing how the work of the organization developed over these years, when it was important to gain the goodwill of the local community and local organizations. Some objected to the word "national" and others to the inclusion of non elected members. In the austere post war era economic development was a priority, and the decisions made in this period reflect those times....   [tags: Papers]

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The Preservation Of The Park

- Preservation in its purest form is an interesting concept because if followed exactly it would allow nature to grow freely, which would include the animals that cohabitate the land with the plants. Preservation in practice however is slightly different. We get national parks that glorify certain aspects of land that we now view as appealing simply because they are grand and rare. This type of thinking has lead to humans altering the environment so that it fits the way they want it to be. For instance, in Yellowstone they had an issue with wolves and elk populations that were slightly too high....   [tags: National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park]

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Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Negative Influences from Outside Sources

- Lassen Volcanic National Park is often overlooked by tourists because its proximity to the Famous Yosemite which lies close by. Located in Northeastern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park is primarily known for its numerous hydrothermal features. Lassen Peak is the highest elevation point in the park and was formed around 30,000 years ago when Tehama’s Northern flank formed a dome before a large eruption (National Parks Conservation Association, 2009). Beautiful features blooming within the park are degraded by adjacent land surrounding the park which is used for logging, grazing, and off-roading....   [tags: Human Modifications, Global Warming]

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My Experience That Happened Three Years Ago

- I want to talk more about my experience that happened three years ago. The event took place in August 2013, the event was about seven days in the middle of nowhere. I wasn’t the only one that went to this event, I was with five or six people and I had three leaders that lead us to different places around the national park. I remember when my mother told me about the national park and she informed me about how fun the trip was going to be and it will be worth the cost. At first, I want to go the trip but I had some doubts about the people....   [tags: Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service]

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The National Prohibition Ac and The Economy

- Prohibition and the Economy Prior to the National Prohibition Act, several individuals expected the economy to flourish. This way of thinking stemmed from the idea that if alcohol could not be obtained legally, that other products and services would get additional attention. For example, “chewing gum and soft drink companies expected growth in revenue”. Moreover, theater producer’s “anticipated new crowds” since many Americans would be looking for different ways to entertain themselves . However, these assumptions never truly surfaced and instead many entertainment industries failed....   [tags: chewing gum, soft drinks]

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Killer Whales in Captivity

- After watching several documentaries on how poorly killer whales are treated in captivity, it drew me into researching more information on the treatment of Killer whales that are kept in captivity. I found several scientific journals, and articles on wild life facts of killer whales and I found published books on the treatment of killer whales in captivity. The information I found includes both wild killer whales and killer whales kept in captivity. With the information I found, I plan to prove the shortened lifespan and health problems killer whales get while living in captivity are not normal....   [tags: treatment, commercial parks]

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