Alright grandkids I’m going to begin telling you the story now. It started when I was only twenty years old. I was eager to get out of my home town in Nevada. Ma thought I was old enough to venture away from them so I decided to move to California. Almost a month later I finally got settled into my cabin that was somewhat away from the big city of Los Angeles. I became fascinated with the environment. One day I was reading the newspaper and I saw there was a job opening for the Yosemite National Park. My eyes lit up with excitement and I immediately started to pack my bags. A few moments later I realized that I had saved three hundred dollars from my move, which was an average amount back in the 1960’s. I was still on the fence about going, but then I realized that I should go for it. I hated my job in the office and I loved the outdoors so it would be perfect for me. My final decision was to risk everything and go. It ended up being one of the best decisions of my life.
“Wilderness” in part four of A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold discusses the evolution of nature at the hands of humans. I choose to write about this essay because of the connection humans have with the wilderness. I have always believed that nature and people have to work together to live harmoniously on this earth. The human race has used nature to survive for as long as they have existed. In today’s world people are using less and less of nature and more technology to industrialize the planet. This essay stood out to me because of the human aspect. Nature is not a separate part of our lives. Humans live and interact with nature every day. Aldo Leopold states in the essay “Wilderness”, “Neither can be prevented [changes to the world], and
The colors, they are so fascinating to this work of art that the weather created. The work of art was mad by water on a cotton plantation back in the 1800s. Providence Canyon has an amazing scenery with many different colors on the walls of the canyon. Every time it rained on the cotton field the water would form a huge ditch or trench that kept expanding. In the 1850s the ditches grew up to 5 feet. This park can grab tourist's attention and bring visitors into our state. It has 43 colors of sand that can be a beautiful site to see. It has a camping spot where you can camp and see how beautiful it looks at night. Providence Canyon is located on Georgia, Alabama, line. The canyon has colors from the Alabama clay. The rocks are
In 1906, he signed the National Monuments Act, protecting sites like the Grand Canyon and preserving countless wildlife sanctuaries, national forests and federal game reserves. He also made headway with the nation’s infrastructure, instigating 21 federal irrigation projects. America owes nearly 200 million acres of national forest and parkland to his foresight some of which can be viewed atop Mount Rushmore, where Roosevelt 's visage is carved in memorial. When Teddy Roosevelt left office in 1909, he felt assured that he was leaving the nation able hands, Roosevelt 's successor was his friend, former Secretary of War William Howard Taft.
After seeing the horrific sanitation issues in the meat processing industry, the president decided that the government needed to step in and provide regulation. He also later signed the Pure Foods and Drugs Act, which banned the sale of food and drug which the government deemed unsafe for public consumption. But Roosevelt wasn’t done improving the public welfare. He strongly believed that the preservation of wilderness was crucial to America’s health and economy. He preserved over 230,000,000 acres of land, setting aside 150 protected forests, 51 federal bird reserves, 4 game reserves, and helping build 24 irrigation projects.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail Every year, roughly 2,000 people attempt to thru-hike the entire 1,280 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail. Only one in four succeeds. Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) winds through snowy mountains and extensive farmland, attracting visitors from across the world to test their mettle. More than just a physical challenge, A.T. vets regularly preach that the trail is a test of mental endurance.
President Roosevelt said “The time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone.” is one of the examples how President Roosevelt ’s and John Muir’s camping trip in Yosemite supported their goal to preserve nature. Some of the reasons how they supported their goal to preserve nature are they admired the place. Also, they fought for nature. Finally, they spent time in nature.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Franklin Delano Roosevelt stopped the Great Depression and led us through World War Two, making him a really great and awesome president. He was president from 1933 to 1945. He has a memorial because he was such a great president. Franklin Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. His wealthy parents, James Roosevelt and Sara Delano, had only one child.
Roosevelt was the first president to create national bird reserves. He created 51 national bird reserves, 18 national monuments, and 150 national parks. For example, Roosevelt established the Grand Canyon in 1908 which is in Arizona. Also, some of the national parks that Roosevelt created are Carter Lake, Wind Cave, and Sully’s Hills. Roosevelt created the United States Forest Service because he wanted to protect lands and protect wildlife.
As President, Roosevelt had the power to preserve nature for future generations through setting aside lands that would later become the National Parks. According to Patagonia founder and outdoor enthusiast Yvon Chouinard, “It was John Muir who invited Roosevelt out and then convinced him to ditch his security and go camping. It was Muir, an activist, a
Roosevelt is famously in love with the natural landscape, and he was a big fan of ecologists of the time. Alongside Muir, Roosevelt also thought Audubon was a national hero. Wilson wasn’t too far behind. “We have studied as perhaps no other
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, also known as the conservationist president, became the 26th and youngest President of the nation’s history. Roosevelt once said, “We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” Roosevelt wanted individuals to do their part by protecting and cherishing the nation’s resources, and that led Teddy to be an important figure in American history. Roosevelt was important because he had the desire to make society more fair and equitable with economic opportunities for all Americans. America wouldn’t be the same without Roosevelt because of his dedication to conserve and make a change.
I choose the Crystal River State Archaeological State Park in Crystal River , Florida. It is more commonly know as the Indian Burial Mounds. The park itself is in a beautiful location , overlooking the Crystal River on one side and grassy plains on the other side. There is recreational activities in the park as well as the museum. Some of the activities are salt and freshwater fishing , picnicking , bird watching and nature walks. The museum itself features a video about the ancient tribe that once lived there and a collection of artifacts. A few of the artifacts are arrowheads , pottery , jewelry , stone and bone tools. The main attraction of the interior museum is a diorama of a scale model of the site when the Indians lived there .