The National Parks : A Public Park Essay

1750 Words Mar 29th, 2016 7 Pages
Ever since the Act of March 1, 1862 signed by president Ulysses S. Grant, the National Parks. The Government established Yellowstone national park. The goal of this park was "as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people"(NPS). In modern times the National parks are now created from over 400 different areas with parks in different states, countries, and even continents. Then later in 1935 President Woodrow Wilson signed the “Organic Act” which protected the scenery and wildlife in the parks established by the Government. However in more recent years it can be said that the “Organic Act” did not complete the task in which it was assigned to do. This is because the modern national parks are having internal and external issues that have been created by man. These issues vary from pollution, to invasive species, and even organisms being driven off their land for fracking to take place. Problems such as these highlight the on going destruction of the ecosystems of the national parks that are the result of human interaction. Therefore although the National Parks offer strong economic benefits in which the government, and the communities surrounding the parks have had the ability to reap, human interaction has had a negative effect on the ecosystems of the national parks due to pollution, humans “playing god” within the parks, and the wildlife being threatened by oil and fracking.

One of the major issue facing the National Park’s ecosystems is…

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