Preservation

The Wolves of Yellowstone

Following an absence of more than 70 years, wolves once again run beneath the ample skies of Yellowstone National Park.  Northern Rocky Mountain wolves, a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), were native to Yellowstone when the park was established in 1872. Predator control was practiced in the park ...

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Green Practices at Yellowstone

In recent years, Yellowstone has adopted innovative and effective sustainability practices. As the world's first national park, Yellowstone is still making history by introducing creative initiatives that address pollution prevention, renewable alternative fuels, recycling opportunities, and energy conservation.  To help maintain the parks pristine air quality, rangers and other park ...

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Hayden Expedition

Dr. Ferdinand V. Hayden, director of the U.S. Geological & Geographical Survey of the Territories, decided to explore the Yellowstone area at the urging of Nathaniel P. Langford and his cohorts. After receiving an appropriation of $40,000, Hayden set forth from Ogden, Utah, with a party of 34 men ...

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas, "Mother of the Everglades"

Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a force to be reckoned with. Called the "mother of the Everglades," she was an environmentalist, activist, feminist and independent thinker longer than many of us have been around. She died in 1998 at 108 years old. Her name is synonymous with the Everglades for ...

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Park Regulations

You can make the most of your visit to Acadia by planning ahead and becoming acquainted with some simple safety precautions and park rules. SAFETY TIPS Please review and observe the following tips, which are designed to enhance your safety and enjoyment. Shoreline Exploring Exercise caution along Acadia’s rocky shoreline. Loose gravel on ...

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Preservation

"In wildness is the preservation of the earth." —Henry David Thoreau So wrote America’s great naturalist-philosopher more than a century ago. A frequent visitor to Maine’s north woods, Thoreau well understood the healing powers of this vast, virgin landscape. By preserving such wildness, he wrote, we are also ensuring our own ...

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