According to a report by the National Parks Conservation Association, one challenge is “Colorado River management actions that do not incorporate adaptive strategies for protecting and restoring fish, river flows, riverine habitats, cultural sites, and archaeological resources along the river corridor” NPCA, 3). Other problems include sounds cape management, such as over flights that can disturb visitors, wildlife, and the 11 Native American tribes which live in the park (NPCA, 3). Greater and better relationships with these tribes are also wanted. Mining activities from the past and present, along with air pollution from nearby areas also pose threats to the health of the park. Due to environmental change, the canyon even faces threats from non-native animals intruding. According to Anne Minard of the High Country News, drought has recently brought bison into the park. They were originally taken into Arizona for an experiment to breed them with cattle, although that failed (Minard). “Biologists with the National Park Service say the huge animals (males can weigh up to 2,500 pounds) are wallowing in riparian areas and damaging cultural sites. They considered building a fence, but that would affect other wildlife, such as mule deer” (Minard). The NPCA also states that there are “front country and backcountry management and protection needs, particularly in regard to the challenges of park size, visitation patterns, and shortfalls in funding,
The problems I see from overturning President Clintons ban on the park consists of many different aspects. First would be the controversy that the overturn has caused with the people involved, Environmentalists, Government
Conservation: Yellowstone is extraordinarily large, with 290 waterfalls, 17 rivers and acreage spanning across portions of three states. According to Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk, his park “is at the heart of the largest intact ecosystem in the temperate zone in the United States, if not the world” (interview). It’s called the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) and within its borders lay two national parks (Grand Teton and Yellowstone), four national wildlife refuges, and seven national forests. This important biological reserve is the largest protected area in the lower 48 states and provides critical habitat for some of the world’s most iconic wildlife. Unfortunately, many plant and animal species today face endangerment, mainly because their natural habitats are being destroyed. National parks work to conserve wildlife by safeguarding these habitats that provide a safe space for wildlife to breed and survive.
In 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated 100 years of preservation and conservation of our nation’s parks, monuments, and historical sites. Currently, the federal government has proposed significant proposed budget cuts to the National Park Service. If the government makes these cuts, then Americans could lose the national parks along with the beauty, culture, and history that comes with them. This would happen because the NPS would lose most of its funding that is needed in order to keep the national parks wellpreserved. Investing in the NPS should be a priority in our nation because it provides educational programs, unites all ages and races, and preserves and conserves the national parks.
One of the most legendary creatures of the northern hemisphere is the wolf. One of the most popular places to spot a wolf safely is Yellowstone national park. But, the wolf is one of the most feared creature as well therefore the wolf was starting to be killed and removed in the early 1800s from Yellowstone. By 1926 they were all gone from Yellowstone national park. then some wolf lovers decided to take a stand and make sure that wolves would be put back into the park because its apart of the culture of the wolves. Many rancher think this was a horrible idea because of their livestock. But it is a good idea because Yellowstone national park could potentially be saved because fo these beautiful creatures. It could also help the economy around the area. it would also help because it would give scientists an opportunity to study what happens when a preditor returns to the area.
National parks are a government institution meant to preserve the natural wonders of America’s landscapes. Established as the first national park in the U.S. by Congress in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was intended as “a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” The Secretary of the Interior, along with other governmental departments like the War Department and the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture later worked to authorize additional national parks and monuments throughout much of the West. President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service in 1916, which was responsible for protecting and managing the national parks already created, as well as those yet to be established. Once
The park has been threatened by logging as well as non-native species. The NPS has gone to large lengths to keep this park protected, pushing for further legislation for protection to goto a federal authority. Making this a priority has had many payoffs and has been a big factor on the result that the park is in today. This park has suffered from budget cuts and actively tries to raise awareness and increase public interest. The NPS is partnering with other organizations to provide better service such as transit and educational opportunities to visitors. Making these promises has make their approval rating go up. The NPS also has one of the highest approval ratings of all government agencies.
should preserve. He looks at whether the parks should be about scenery or if it is even worthy of
Although there are many management plans put in, most of the public doesn’t know or understand why and how these plans are put in to actions. Somethings are small, like littering but it could become a big impact to the park if more than one person in the society does it. I think that there should be events and programs informing the people in the society about the protection of the park, so everyone will be contributing regardless of age and
They try not to interfere with the natural ecosystem but sometimes they have to use resource management to protect the park’s resources. For example, there are not many natural predators to control the animal populations of the bison, elk, and horses. They have to manage the animal population by decreasing it using roundups and other methods. It’s interesting that when Roosevelt was president, he established the United States Forest Service and the Federal Land Management Agency to protect lands.
Building a new park there are many positive and a few negative impacts. A positive impact can be children having a place to play. A negative impact will be the animals in the area losing their homes. We, as humans, have to be considerate of every living thing and not just
There are more than 1,500 known plant species in the reserve, over 107 mammals and more than 320 bird species in the park, five of which are threatened.
Today, most people are enjoying their experiences from the 58 beautiful national parks. The visitors can see the most treasured landscapes, the majestic mountains, and even many animals that are rarely seen. Nonetheless, many overlook or never realize that as much as they have benefited from the parks, there is a whole population that was fatally affected and eventually displaced from their homeland during the establishment of the national parks—the Native Americans. Their splendid history had come to an end and disappeared since then. It is important for the readers and everyone to recognize the native population and realize the
The Issue of National Park conservation has become a widely controversial issue today. With the National debt reaching 17 trillion dollars some politicians think it is alright to either sell off national park land to commercial foresters, miners, and even foreign nations or to just close some parks entirely to make up some of the national debt. They are completely unaware that the parks arent just a “pretty area of land for tourists”. Many cities depend on the parks for their well-being. A quote from a local newspaper in California supports this “National parks don’t boast concession stands or charge tax, but data indicates they bring in millions of dollars to local economies each year”(Tree). Supporters of cutting the parks include big CEO’s of major companies and some of them not even in this country.