America’s first national park


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America’s first national park

  • America’s first national park

  • Established in 1872

  • Location in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana

  • History goes back about 11,000 years to many Native Americans

  • Park was used as home, transportation route, and hunting grounds.

  • Park crosses Continental Divide 3 times and has 350 miles of paved road



Managed to protect cultural and natural resources and scenery for visitor’s use

  • Managed to protect cultural and natural resources and scenery for visitor’s use

  • For example: fishing

  • Fishing has been one of the major activities that enhanced the park for the purpose of natural environments and native species. Overfishing is done due to humans desire to eat more fish

  • *Cutthroat trout is one important fish of the park



Old Faithful- a popular geyser that has hot springs; earthquakes occur in the winter

  • Old Faithful- a popular geyser that has hot springs; earthquakes occur in the winter

  • Grand Canyon

  • Anemone Geyser- has eruption 7-10 min where the pool fills and overflows causing bubbles to splash

  • Plume Geyser- erupts every 20 min

  • Beehive Geyser- consist of streams of water that goes 150 ft in the air

  • Daisy Geyser- It’s eruption is erupts on an angle and reaches up to 75ft.



Climate is of cold winters and moderate summers

  • Climate is of cold winters and moderate summers

  • Park is above 7,500 ft

  • Have to be prepared for changing of the weather due to storms, and other temperatures

  • …………………….Weather is unpredictable!........................



Elk

  • Elk

  • Deer

  • Bison

  • Grizzly bears

  • Fish(trout)

  • Wolves

  • Coyotes

  • Bald Eagles



A 3year old male wolf was hit by a car

  • A 3year old male wolf was hit by a car

  • No report of the destruction was made

  • Damages done to wolf:

    • Broken leg
    • Blood in mouth
    • Massive injuries


Grizzly bear was struck in Yellowstone by a motorist on June 15, 2003.

  • Grizzly bear was struck in Yellowstone by a motorist on June 15, 2003.

  • They have to be seperated from food sources because they have attacked many humans and their food



What dangers do the wolves face?

  • What dangers do the wolves face?

    • Human
    • Climate
    • Predators
    • Other wolves
    • Why???????


What is the reason Yellowstone erupted 3 times in over 2 million years with massive explosions than any volcano in Earth’s history?

  • What is the reason Yellowstone erupted 3 times in over 2 million years with massive explosions than any volcano in Earth’s history?



Mammoth Country- hotsprings that form terraces

  • Mammoth Country- hotsprings that form terraces

  • Geyser Country-home to Old Faithful and mud pots, and hot pools

  • Lake Country- includes blue lake and land of forests, eagles , grizzly bears etc.

  • Canyon Country- Grand Canyon

  • Roosevelt Country- Captures the spirit of the Old West rolling hills



Wildfires occurred across much of the ecosystem in the 1700s.

  • Wildfires occurred across much of the ecosystem in the 1700s.

  • National history of fire includes:



In 1940’s ecologists saw that fire was the reason for a change in the ecosystem

  • In 1940’s ecologists saw that fire was the reason for a change in the ecosystem

  • In 1950’s and 1960’s the parks and forests began to experience burns

  • By 1970’s Yellowstone instituted a natural fire management plan which allowed the process of lightening caused fire to influence wild land succession

  • The natural fire policy 1972-1987 consisted of 235 fires that burned up 33,759 acres.



Environmental Impact Statements(EISs)

  • Environmental Impact Statements(EISs)

  • Environmental Assessments (Eas)

  • Management plans

  • No Significant Impact (FONSIs)

  • Records of Decision (RODs)

  • Planning, Environment, and Public Comment(PEPC)



More people have been hurt by bison than bears each year in Yellowstone

  • More people have been hurt by bison than bears each year in Yellowstone

  • Shoshone Indians chose not to acquire the horse

  • Yellowstone contains ½ of world’s hydrothermal features, which are over 10,000 including 300 geysers and parks

  • The Roosevelt Arch is located at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park with cornerstone of arch being done by president Theodore Roosevelt




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