Yellowstone National Park, untamed wild beauty. Stunning landscapes, beautiful waterfalls and rivers, breathtaking wildlife, and geothermal activity all come together to make Yellowstone an amazing place. People come from all over the world to witness the beauty of Yellowstone. It is a regulated national park for a reason, it is so amazing, so beautiful, so spectacular to not preserve it. It hosts bison, elk, deer, bald eagles, bears, moose, beavers, and amazing trout rivers, everything a perfect mountain ecosystem should hold. However now there is something else, something that is natural, was removed but has now returned, flourishing and benefiting its surroundings. Wolves, have been reintroduced into Yellowstone and have greatly benefited the area. These wolves have started a positive and beneficial renewal in the park. The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is beneficial because they created and natural and beneficial trophic cascade, other animals in the park benefited from the wolves, and because the land was able to regrow and flourish due to the wolves’ presence.
Yellowstone National Park is one of the largest and oldest national parks in American history. Yellowstone was the first park to be protected by private investment on March 1, 1872, and the first to be put under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service in 1918, no doubt due to its unique and inspiring landscape and geothermal features. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is home to half of the world’s total hydrothermal features. These awesome attractions draw an incredible amount of visitors, an average of two to three million each year, to Yellowstone’s immense landscape. The park has a total size of 28,125 square miles, is found in three distinct states, and is considered to be one of the largest
With the reintroduction of the Grey Wolf into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem there have been many people who are opposed. Mainly the ranchers in Montana
From what I had learned, Yellowstone National Park was the first national park ever to be established in the world. It had over 3,500 square miles of beautiful scenery and wildlife. The park itself was mostly located in Wyoming, however, less than 5% was located in Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone has been a park since March 1st, 1872, and since then there have been hundreds of thousands of tourists that go there each year to see the amazing things it has to offer. Old Faithful, one of Yellowstone's main attractions, is a
Restoration of the Bison is something that has been going on for the past two decades. As a matter of fact, several Native American tribes have come together to form the Inter Tribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC) which has been set out to bring bison back onto the American plains in the midwest. Bison have an intimate relationship in the traditions and rituals of Native Americans. The importance of bison within the culture has made bringing back the bison an important issue in the preservation of wildlife. However, some of the arguments made by the ITBC show that the bison's economic value should be the main factor why they should be brought back. Yet others involved in this cause suggest that buffalo restoration
Yellowstone is the worlds first national park. It was origanally home to Native Americans who lived in the Yellowstone area for at least 11,000 years.The U.S. Army was first commissioned to oversee the park just after its establishment in late 1960. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2), mostly comprising lakes, rivers canyons and mountain ranges. The national park is located primarily in the state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congressand signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872.
“The human history of the Yellowstone region goes back more than 11,000 years. From then until to the very recent past, many groups of Native Americans used the park as their homes, hunting grounds, and transportation routes. These traditional uses of Yellowstone lands continued until a little over 200 years ago when the first people of European descent found their way into the park. In 1872 a country that had not yet seen its first centennial, established Yellowstone as the first national park in the world. A new concept was born and with it a new way for people to preserve and protect
There are many ways to look at this subject. One is by the industry and how this subject could affects the local businesses. I personally would feel an affect of the banning of snowmobiles in the park. I work for a company that manufactures snowmobiles and the grooming equipment that keeps the trails open. There is a great amount of revenue that comes from the thriving industry. There are some 85,000 visitors each winter that generates over 30 million dollars throughout the three surrounding states. The other way to look at this subject is the pollution that these snowmobiles create. "Tests have been done to prove that just one snowmobile creates the same amount of pollution that of 100 automobiles" (The New York Times, 2002). They generate up to 68% of all the carbon monoxide and up to 90% of all the hydrocarbons emitted in the park. This has been proven to be a huge factor when it comes to nature along with the plants and animals in the area.
The state legislature has favored the ranching industry above ecology and continues to do so. Public polls “conducted by Boise State indicate that the overwhelming majority of Idahoans (nearly 70 percent) support wolf restoration” (Laverty, par. 4) and the legislature is seeking to remedy this by re-educating the public with “a balanced view of the impact of wolves on big game species, those sectors of the economy dependent upon sport hunting, livestock, domestic animals, and humans” (State, 3). Furthermore, the “cost of wolf reintroduction will be presented as a part of any public education program including direct and indirect costs” (State, 3).
With the Redrone, the bison population will increase. As a result, humans will have more resources from the bison, without dwindling the populace, therefore, advancing the economy. Furthermore, many bison roam inside of the Yellowstone National Park. Some bison have permission to migrate outside, but near the park. Although, state and local governments are upset due to mass migrations of bison that have been let out of the park. The Redrone controls this problem by leading the bison back into National Parks, solving political issues. Ultimately, the Redrone assists bison, also creating economic and political
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
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.
Habitat destruction is one of the most common cause of extinction. The National park became a refuge for many endangered species. On April 1987, an idea was introduced to Canada’s National Wood Bison Recovery Team to initiate a wood bison population in Sakha. The resumption of a large herbivore population, such as the wood bison, aids in enhancing the diversity in the region. “Over the next century, thousands of healthy bison were sent to regions with struggling populations to help restore the species from endangerment” (http://yourcanada.ca, 2011). Elk Island National Park has been the most persuasive corporation in inaugurating bison in the United States, not just Western Canada. They have contributed to growing bison herds all over the world. In 2007, the park reached it’s successful century of protecting and saving species- making Elk Island National Park the leading park in the preservation of saving the bison species. The park has really become a cornerstone in the protection and growth of endangered species.
The Yellowstone is known as one of six largest supervolcanoes in the world. Though this supervolcano has not erupted recently it does have continue to have volcanic activities. The previous eruption remains have been found outside of the Yellowstone National Park that link to the Yellowstone Caldera. Ben Ellis and Mark Darren, authors of the article “‘Super-eruptions’ and silicic volcanism from the Yellowstone volcanic field,” describes current volcanic activities of this area and how it has expanded and transition from its previous super-eruptions to what has happen now, and what changes could another volcanic reaction cause for this area. Ellis and Darren wrote that the “. . . evidence of volcanic activity is all around” (135). In this they were talking about Yellowstone.
How the reintrodction of Wolves changed Yellow Stone National Park. (Process Narritive, Dialogue, Cause & effect, simple casuation, formal evaluation)