As discussed, Yellowstone poses many hazards and potential risk. It is vital that first responders understand exactly what is happening at the scene and what equipment they might need. For example, if emergency personnel respond to a call involving one or more individuals in a close proximity exhibiting the same symptoms and/or complaint they might assume this stems from toxic gas exposure. Therefore, first responders would need to know what gases could be causing the problem, why and how the victims were exposed to them, and ensure they have the appropriate personal protective equipment. Unfortunately, the majority of hazards in Yellowstone National Park are all from natural sources, and therefore, are hard to predict and control. Therefore,
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The Yellowstone volcano is very active volcanic system which requires much observation. The geysers, mudd pots, hotsprings and steam vents are all examples of the heat from molten rock of a volcano. For many years the Yellowstone volcano could not be located. There is not obvious signs of a volcano, but scientists looked for other clues. Rhyolite is present in a location that has pinetress and many mosquitoes can be found due to the lakes that have formed. Rhyolite is a very violent eruption, due to the high silica content, it flows slowly, like honey, and tends to pile up and form lava
So far it has become evident that humans do not have a positive impact on the overall ecosystem of Yellowstone we have seen bear’s feeding patterns skewed, as well as elk populations devastated. There is yet another animal within yellowstone that has been impacted in a negative way by humans. John P. Beckmann is a conservation scientist who conducted research with several other scientists on the harvesting of energy and natural resources near or in yellowstone. When conducting his research he noticed that the harvesting of energy resources near yellowstone was affecting the pronghorn population. A subclaim that I can derive from my research on this topic is that the harvesting of energy and natural resources makes it tough to keep humans out of the way of
There are many viewpoints on this subject and I think it is hard to find the facts that have not been altered or slanted by people with their own opinions. By the year 2007 the facts are supposed to be presented and addressed to the House of Representatives.
Senator Alan Simpson speaks out on wildfire. In Chapter 29, he mentioned that even though the Park Service authorities knew the area was dangerous, they continued with the let it burn policy. Simpson also said that the result of the let it burn policy is that Yellowstone has been hurt by the people whose job was to protect it (Chapter 29). Simpson says it is no longer safe to continue with that type of policy and people should act on an active stewardship to prevent further disasters.
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.
First, the passage claims that Yellowstone fires cause tremendous damage to the park`s trees and other vegetation. However, the professor refuses this and says after the fire of 1988 the firs advantage was the proliferation of the vegetation. In the time of the fires the park was colonized with only a few kinds of plants, after 1988 fires the plants became diverse. For example, the trees that have been destroyed got replaced with another smaller plants that required open and unshaded area. She further explains, that some seeds required very high temperature in order to germinate.
Albeit no emissions of magma or volcanic cinder have happened for some a large number of years, future ejections are likely. In the following few hundred years, risks will most likely be restricted to continuous fountain and hot-spring action, incidental steam blasts, and moderate to vast quakes. To better comprehend Yellowstone's well of lava and quake risks and to help ensure people in general, the U.s. Geographical Survey, the University of Utah, and Yellowstone National Park structured the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, which persistently screens movement in the
Lava flows of rhyolite and basalt have flowed through parts of Yellowstone as recently as 70,000 years ago. These lava flows destroyed everything in their paths while moving slowly at a rate of a few hundred feet per day, flowing months, or sometimes even several years. They are thick and cover as much as 130 square miles. They have nearly filled the Yellowstone Caldera, and spilled beyond the caldera’s border. These lava flows are responsible for forming four of the nine named plateaus in
During the summer of 1988 Aka,The summer of fire. Inside Yellowstone National Park 8 fires broke out and affected about half of the park of the park.Costing the park over $120,00 million dollars in damage.Almost 9,000 Firefighters were involved in putting out the fire.The damage to the fire was beyond belief,with many people disagreeing with how the fire was controlled.After this event many laws were changed to how fires can be put out or let to burn.After all of this,this event changed many people’s opinions on the laws of forest fires and letting them burn.All of these following sentences with be describing,displaying facts and the consequences and renewals for Yellow National Park.
In the winter of 1808 john Colter traveled along the border of Yellowstone national park. We do not know for sure that it was right along the border, but it was pretty close.
Are you okay with wolves being reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park? Yellowstone is thinking about reintroducing more wolves into their park. The wolves are growing and eating most of the animals there. They shouldn’t introduce wolves back Yellowstone park because there are already plenty of them. Even more of them would kill most of the animals living there.
An invasive species is a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location and one point should be noticed is that invasive species does not have to come from another country. For example, lake trout are native to the Great Lakes, but are considered to be an invasive species in Yellowstone Lake because they compete with native cutthroat trout for habitat. Although there are some invasive species arrive with spread and establish populations, like the native butterflies feed on non-native plants in California, the alien trees help restore abandoned pastures to a condition suitable for native plants in Puerto Rico and even the much-maligned zebra mussel helps filter toxins from great lakes, most policymakers regard invasive
This version of the inauguration process of Yellowstone National Park outlines the impact the installment of Yellowstone had on the lives and lifestyle of its inhabiting and neighboring Native American tribes. John Colter, the first non-Indian to explore Yellowstone, was guided by the Crow, whom he set up a trade alliance with, to observe the many wonders the land contained. On his return to the east, many thought his stories, of geysers shooting heated water hundreds of feet in the air, were only meager fables and entitled the area in the west he described as Colter’s Hell. It would be almost 60 years later, after Colter’s expedition, that another brave explorer would wander into the sacred grounds. In 1872, Congress established Yellowstone
Twenty seven years ago, the summer of 1988, Yellowstone National Park caught fire. It was the biggest fire in the history of Yellow stone. It historically impacted the fire service as well as the ecological system of the national park. The National park has a “let it burn” policy or “natural burn” policy which lets the fires occur and burn naturally without suppression . It is not uncommon for a fire to start in Yellowstone.