Protected areas of the United States

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  • The Importance Of The National Park System

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    purview of the Department of the Interior. Designations within the National Park System include: * National Park * National Historical Park * National Recreation Area * National Parkway * National Monument * National Memorial * National Seashore * National Trail * National Preserve * National Battlefield * National Lakeshore * Affiliated Areas * National Historic Site * National Cemetery * National River * Other Designations Information on the National Park and National Monument designation are detailed

  • Analysis Of Edward Abbey's 'Desert Solitaire'

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    Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey begins in the area surrounding Moab, Utah. He discusses his intense love and adoration for the land. This theme of laying out the land for the reader continues from Chapters 1-5. It is apparent the Abbey adores nature in its purest form. Abbey rarely has visitors of the human kind, he is more often visited by snakes, deer, birds, and other wildlife than the parks superintendent, the chief park ranger, and a few tourists here and there. Abbey finds himself a little

  • The Controversy Of Seawater Banning

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    Our plan has the United States Department of Interior banning all commercial fishing in Marine Protected Areas,and establishing and enforcing regulations for the recreational use of these areas. The practice of bottom trawling will be banned in U.S. ocean fisheries. This plan will decrease the worry of losing all our fish in the sea. We are harvesting more fish that can be replenished, so banning the practice of bottom trawling and other fishing practices in Marine Protected Areas put fish like tuna

  • The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act

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    is the largest estuary in the United States. It is located on the eastern seaboard, with the upper portion of the bay in Maryland and the lower portion in Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay is vital to the ecology and economy of both Virginia and Maryland. There are more than one-hundred-fifty rivers that flow into the bay. Within the Chesapeake Bay, there are around 2,700 species that live there. Needless to say, this is a very important ecosystem that needs to be protected. The Chesapeake Bay Preservation

  • The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

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    A historical context of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: United States President, Barack Obama, declared the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument the largest oceanic reserve system in the world through an expansion in protected territory by a presidential proclamation on September 25th, 2014. The reserve system originally was formed on January 6th, 2009 by a proclamation signed by President George W. Bush. The ocean ecosystems now under protection are to the south

  • Wolves: An Unwanted Predator Essay

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    fear and admiration among humans. This fear, along with ignorance, inspired a movement to eradicate the gray wolf from the lower forty-eight states in the early 1900’s. By the early 1930’s, gray wolf populations had been completely eliminated from the Rocky Mountains (Bangs, et al 147). In 1973, congress passed the Endangered Species Act that protected any wolves that naturally migrated from Canada (Bangs, et al 147). Public opinion began to shift and the value of the wolf on the ecosystem was

  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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    Should the United States Drill for Oil in the ANWR? The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or ANWR is one of the largest areas of protected land in the world. It encompasses areas of Alaska and Northwestern Canada. The area was initially set aside by President Eisenhower in 1960, because of the area’s value to the environment. What with it being part of the shrinking tundra, and the only protected tundra in the United States. However, despite the environmental significance of the ANWR to the surrounding

  • Tourism And Outdoor Tourism

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    fashion or civil rights change over time, tourism changes as well. Outdoor recreation is one subcategory of tourism that has seen many changes. The National Park Service is a public agency that is responsible for protecting public lands in the United States. The first national park was established in 1872 and the National Park Service was founded in 1916 (Frequently, 2017). Since then, the number of parks and number of visitors to the parks has increased tremendously. This increased number of visitors

  • The Amendment Of A Home

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    holds the same protection can be debated back and forth. It is of great importance though, in the case of future discussion, to know if the outside of a home is protected under the fourth amendment from a dog sniff or whether it isn’t. To answer the question at

  • The Rights Of Illegal Gambling Information From A Payphone Booth From The City Of Los Angeles

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    Introduction: In 1967, the petitioner Charles Katz was charged in violating 18 U.S.C. § 1084 for transmitting illegal gambling information from a payphone booth from the city of Los Angeles to individuals in Boston and Miami (Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967)). The FBI had been aware of Katz illegal activities after following him extensively, and in an effort to bring evidence against him, placed an electronic eavesdropping device on the phone booth he had made calls from during previous