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    Redwood National Park

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    The Redwood National and State Parks are temperate rainforests located along the coast of Northern Carolina, USA. The RNSP contain 133,000 acres and is located entirely within Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. The park consists of 4 different parks; Redwood National Park, California's Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks. The four parks protect 45% of the remaining redwood trees. The redwood trees are the tallest and the most massive trees in the world. The RNSP protect 38,982 acres of old-growth forest, contributing to environmental sustainability. Due to these temperate rainforests found in the RNSP, several animals such as the spotted owl, the marbled murrelet, the bald eagle, black bears, cougars, and…

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    According to the dictionary an environmentalist is defined as “a person who is concerned with or advocates the protection of the environment.” There are dozens of great environmentalists that have changed the world today. One that stuck out in particular was Julia Hill. Julia Hill was a woman who at the age of 22 affected the Redwood forest in a spectacular way. Julia was born in Mount Vernon, Missouri on February 18th, 1974. She spent the first ten years of her life playing outside of her…

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    Hike Day Speech

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    're grateful for is this round, aged, beautiful earth that you have the freedom to trek along. Today is National Take a Hike Day. Nobody knows whether this day is designed for people to bellow "take a hike" to those who deserve it, or venture into the wilderness for some healthy, much-needed exercise. Aladdin Travel interprets it as the latter. What better time to embrace nature than late autumn? Leaves transform from bright greens to light yellows and dark ambers before they shrivel and…

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    National Parks Internship

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    is important that Congress allocates the funds to create more national parks because they can provide full-time careers for people as well as internships and seasonal jobs. Within these parks, some of the internships which they offer are Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Internships, Youth Conservation Corps, and National Parks Business Plan Internships. Each of these internships can provide students with a more in depth knowledge about a given field and provide valuable experience. The…

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    The National Park Service Organic Act The National Park Service Organic Act was passed by Congress and Signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25th, 1916. This act created the National Park Service (NPS), an agency within the Department of the Interior, and put it in charge of the management of national parks, national monuments, and reservations in order to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in…

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    1. Hiking http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/articles/destinations/hiking-in-yosemite-national-park-usa One of the country’s most cherished national parks, Yosemite continues to maintain its status as the top hiking and camping nature spots for millions of visitors every year. The national treasure’s breathtaking pine green valleys adjacent rocky, rugged stone mountains still remains a groundbreaking statement, even after its 125 year anniversary in 2015. With well over four million visitors…

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    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 harming animal and plant life, along with the land itself. Just…

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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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    National Park Environment

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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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