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What is the name of the first national park established in the United States?
What US president had a great impact on the National Parks System?
What year did Congress pass the law creating the National Park Service?
Congress' accept the idea that public lands should be federally owned was based on the exploitation of these public lands during this age of excess.
Rights of Land Management
The Golden Age
The American Age
The Gilded Age
Which act stated that the purpose of national parks is "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
The National Park Service was signed it into law on August 25, 1916. Who was the President?
What is the job of the National Park Service?
to maintain the areas
to keep people out of the areas
to preserve and protect the areas for future generations
to prevent forest fires
The national park system began where it did because of the vast lands and limited population.
The most famous and oldest national parks are in this area of the U.S.
Many park rangers working and living in the vast and isolated areas were reminded of what it was like living here. Check all that apply.
the wild west
Which is not an issue for today's park ranger?
overloaded with office work
the beauty of the park
living in the backcountry
What has contributed to the decline of the natural conditions within a national park?
Check all that apply.
development of lands near the park
overuse by visitors
appropriate policies and actions of the Park Service
From the beginning, national parks served corporations' economic motives.
The commercial development of tourism in the parks was a never a priority during the late 19th century.
The idea of a national park system became popular when Yellowstone was created and creating parks came quickly.
Railroad companies pushed for the creation of new parks to protect their interests.
Which New Deal program helped develop the park system and gave jobs to unemployed young men?
What created conflict while the national parks were being developed? Check all that apply.
prioritizing wildlife preservation
marketing the recreational use of parks
protecting resources based on scientific research
improving amenities - roads, , visitor centers, and campsites
The Park Service used scientific research and data to make decisions to keep the natural habitat intact.
Although not a leader in natural resource management, the National Park Service is the leader in developing and managing recreational tourism for public use. What things does the Park Service do? Check all that apply.
Act as law enforcement
Maintain Visitor centers
Preservation of exotic species