National Park

Report
National
Park
Service
Amanda Britton
AgEd 410,
Spring 2013
CLF 4019.2
What will we cover?
 CLF
4019.2
 Definition of a “National Park”
 Important historical dates
 Local and well-know national parks
 Facilities and activities offered
At the end students should be
able to…
 Identify
important dates in the history of
the National Park Service
 Identify the different park units within the
National Park Service
 List facilities and activities available at
National Parks
What is a National Park?
 Land
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set aside for recreational activities
Preserve wild animal species
Preserve native plants
National Park (N.P.) Timeline
Yellowstone N.P. created
 First
national park
 Old Faithful geyser
 Thermal pools
 Yellow stones…get it?
1890
1872
1968 1978
1916
1906
1964
1988
2013
National Park Timeline
Yosemite N.P. created
 First
national park in
California
 Half Dome
 One of Ms. Britton’s
favorite jobs!
1890
1872
1968 1978
1916
1906
1964
1988
2013
National Park Timeline
Antiquities Act
 Presidential
power
 set aside objects of natural and/or
scientific interest
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historic landmarks
structures
1890
1872
1968 1978
1916
1906
1964
1988
2013
National Park Timeline
National Park Service (N.P.S. Act
 Created
the National Park Service
 First agency of its kind in the world
 Stephan Mather
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First N.P.S. Director
1890
1872
1968 1978
1916
1906
1964
1988
2013
National Park Timeline
Wilderness Act
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established national Wilderness Preservation System
land within these areas is protected
 exceptional value to wilderness
human activity is restricted within these areas
all lands within this system federally controlled by:
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National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of
Land Management or US Department of Forestry
1890
1872
1968 1978
1916
1906
1964
1988
2013
National Park Timeline
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
 preserves
selected rivers in free-flowing
condition due to different values:
 Scenic
 Recreational
 Geological
1890
1872
 Fish
and wildlife
 Historic
 Cultural
1968 1978
1916
1906
1964
1988
2013
National Park Timeline
National Parks and Recreation Act
 most
comprehensive national park legislation in
history
 provided for increased land acquisition
 development and boundary changes
 designated 14 new areas as national park units
1890
1872
1968 1978
1916
1906
1964
1988
2013
National Park Timeline
Yellowstone fires
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Huge fires burned 793,880
acres or 36% of the park
 9 from humans
 42 from lightening
Resulted in new fire
suppression practices
 Trended toward natural
burn cycles
1890
1872
1968 1978
1916
1906
1964
1988
2013
National Park Timeline
 “All
we have to decide is what to do with
the time that is given to us.”
-Gandalf the Grey
1890
1872
1968 1978
1916
1906
1964
1988
2013
In-Class Assignment
Yosemite National Park
1.
2.
3.
Channel Islands
National Monument
List 3 activities you
think you can do
at Channel Islands
National
Monument
List 3 activities you
can do in Yosemite
National Park
Which would you
rather visit and
why?
Why visit a national park?
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Camping
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Developed
Backcountry
Hiking
Interpretive and/or
educational exhibits
Horseback riding
Boating
Fishing
Swimming
What about in Winter?
Lot’s of fun!
QUESTIONS?
One last thing to remember…
Resources
U.S.
Department
of the Interior
National Park
Service
Buildings and
Grounds
Restoration
Interpretation
Etc…
Law
Enforcement
Picture Sources
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Arrowhead http://ncptt.nps.gov/wpcontent/uploads/arrowhead_large1.png
Park http://brentwood.thefuntimesguide.com/images/blogs/newbrentwood-park-concord-road.jpg
AT&T Park http://california-travels.com/wpcontent/uploads/2007/07/att_park-2_lrg.jpg
Rainbow Pool http://www.entertainmentpk.com/wpcontent/uploads/2011/07/Yellowstone-National-Park.jpg
Old Faithful
http://www.globeimages.net/data/media/5/yellowstone_national_park
_us.jpg
Yellow stones http://www.trackstrails.com/stuff/contentmgr/files/0/701f4b396b0cc5dcd8a8bf311ac1b8f
d/photo/_resized/30_527_359_yellowstone_national_park_mammoth_ho
t_springs.jpg
Deer fire http://rivertonradio.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/07/yellowstone-fire.jpg
Tree fire http://urbantitan.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/fire.jpg
California NP Map - CLF Standards
Teddy on a Moose
http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/funnypictures-teddy-roosevelt-riding-a-moose1.jpg

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