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    Denali National Park is best known for its highest peak, Denali, or “the high one”, that reaches 20,320 feet tall. Each summer, tourists flock to the park, jump on tour buses, and cruise along the roads in guided tours to sightsee. Each year, more than 400,000 people visit the park to hike, catch a glimpse of the highest peak, see animals, and much more. In 1917, after many efforts, many headed by naturalist Charles Sheldon, Denali National Park was created. The park holds many wonders, like the aurora borealis, but is most well known for its wolf population. There are three main packs in Denali: Grant Creek, Nenana Canyon, and East Fork. Many park visitors come hoping they will get the chance to see one of these famous wolves. But recently, the wolf population in Denali National Park has been surrounded by controversy. Denali National Park along with members of the public have been fighting the Alaska Board of Game to establish a hunting free buffer zone along park boundaries in effort to maintain the wolf population that has recently began to fall.…

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    At the turn of the 20th century, it was evident that there was a "widespread concern about overcutting forests, flooding, and erosion..." (Sowards) throughout the United States. Many people were not aware of the environmental damage that their actions could lead to during this time period. As seen in the late 1800s, Americans hunted for bison, resulting in the extinction of the species. Likewise, as cities throughout the nation began to grow and overpopulate, pollution was an issue and was…

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    National Park Rangers have incredibly important jobs when it comes to the health of an environment. Park Rangers have the ability to cause considerable change to an environment in a positive or negative way. The role of the national park ranger is to “protect, conserve, and to provide for the enjoyment of our nation 's heritage” (Maciha). National Park Rangers know better than anyone that the most basic of changes can cause an environment, or more specifically an ecosystem to crumble. The most…

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    our Australian hiking partner, he came down with Colorado Tick Fever. It 's a viral infection, the only cure is time. He 's back in Australia now, we miss him. After the Montana/Idaho boarder Stabby, Kiddo and I made an impromptu hitch into the town of West Yellowstone for the Forth of July! It was a great place to be for the forth, especially for someone who 's been in the woods so long. It was overwhelming, street vendors, tourists, and fireworks. We ate everything we could find. On…

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    University of California, Riverside extension. Such as I went to Santa Monica beach it’s one of the famous beaches in the world. There are so pretty and comfortable. Then I went to Yosemite national park with my friends we have seen the snow-capped mountains and heard the bear called. I was thinking it was amazing and crazing. When I was afraid of the bear called my friends laughed to myself. Finally, my mother came to America in…

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    confirmed the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act H.R.1138 that allows for maintenance and management of Sawtooth National Park to ensure that the park is well taken care of. This also helps the park rangers to properly manage the livestock, insects, fires and the overall care of the park. The bill allows for the USDA to properly manage the interior of the park, and keep it from wasting away, which also requires donations and funds for the park to keep its…

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    In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill creating Yellowstone as the first National Park (The National Parks 2009), which is considered an area of land that is being protected from human exploitation and occupation (West & Brechen n.d.). Yellowstone was created for that exact reason, except the idea of enjoyment for the people was more prominent at the time (United States National Parks Service 2015), as congress did not do much to protect it (The National Parks 2009). Thus, the…

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    Yosemite is a national park in California. It was established on October 1, 1890. Muir and Johnson lobbied Congress for the Act that created Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890. The State of California, however, retained control of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. Yosemite is one of people’s national treasure because of its beauty and the way it looks. It is immortalized in the black-and-white landscape and has 2,425-foot-high Yosemite Falls which makes it one of the tallest waterfalls.…

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    visitation of national parks, they also provide a source of jobs. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park alone provided 12,759 jobs in 2014 (Cullinane Thomas, C., C. Huber, and L. Koontz). These jobs helped with keeping the park open to the ten million people that visited the park in 2014. It is important that Congress allocates more funds for the National Park Service because of the jobs that these parks provide. If Congress reduces the funding for national parks, like it has in recent years,…

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    Yellowstone National Park within the American West. These new desires had a lasting impact upon the humans and the environment one lived in. In order to achieve these ideas, many barriers had to be overcome to create a system of protecting land and establishing National Parks. Yellowstone National Park was established during the American Gilded Age, a time of greed and growth when America needed to show their culture. Shortly after this establishment in the American West, Australia began to form…

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