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FC: National Parks | Group 2 Kristen Huth, Matt Hinterberger, Angela Pope,

1: HISTORY | Yellowstone | Yellowstone National Park was created in 1872, the first in the world. There was no state government, so the federal managed it.

2: Petrified Forest | Grand Canyon | Redwood Trails | The National Park Service was created in 1916. | It now manages 58 national parks.

3: Redwood Forest | The NPS strives to not only conserve the parks but also make them accessible to the public. | The NPS, a federal agency, also manages many national monuments, conservation districts and historical properties. | There are more than 20 classifications for parks. | Valley Forge

5: Grand Canyon | Arizona

6: This gorge is 227 miles long, more than a mile deep, and 4 to 18 miles wide. Almost 2 billion years of rock history were revealed as the Colorado River cut its way through. It's popular to view the canyon from lookouts, hikes and helicopters.

7: Colorado River | National Monument, 1908 National Park, 1919 | Bottom

8: Petrified Forest National Park

9: Arizona | National Monument, 1908 National Park, 1962

11: The park includes one of the biggest collections of fossilized wood and the Painted Desert.

12: Redwood National Park | California

13: California Department of Parks and Recreation | Est. January 1, 1968

14: The Pacific Ocean has a significant influence on the Redwoods. Coastal temperatures range anywhere from forty to sixty degrees Fahrenheit. | The Redwood National Park consists of an more than 131, 983 total acres.

15: The Redwood National Forest traces back over 3,000 years ago. Native American tribes were among the first to establish communities. | The Redwood National Park consists of one of the most protected areas within the ecoregion.

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17: The Redwood wildlife preserves a large number of endangered species. The black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, and coyote are among the favorites of visiting tourists.

18: Salmon and Steelhead are mostly found in the KLamath River.

19: Redwood Creek Trail | Huckleberry, blackberry, and salmonberry are plentiful foods that are ample sources of nutrition for many of the park's species.

20: Sitka spruce are plentiful along the coast of the Redwoods.

21: The Redwood National Park contains 100 different tree species | The Coast Douglas-Fir is another tree species that can be found within the Redwoods. They have been measured at over 300 feet tall.

22: Horseback riding, camping, and kayaking are among the most popular recreational activities.

23: Recreation

25: An amazing diversity of life exists at Redwood National Park. With the large amount of tree species, recreational activities, endangered species, and history, there's sure to be something for everyone. | Redwood National Park staff work to maintain the park's biological diversity.

26: Valley Forge

27: Est. 1893

29: Valley Forge is PA's first state park

30: Gettysburg National Military Park

31: The park was established on Feb 11, 1895

33: Over 7,000 soldiers died on this battle-field

35: Abraham Lincoln gave his famous speech on this site.

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  • A short history and a glance at a few national parks in the United States. By Kristen Huth, Matthew Hinterberger, and Angela Pope.
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