National Park Preservation
The nation’s first National Park was Yellowstone. After a visit there, Theodore Roosevelt announced that its beauty and wonder should be protected from loggers, developers, and miners. After that, the national park program grew to include very many other areas, including the Grand Tetons, Yosemite, and the like. There are also many state owned areas that are protected from private interests and enterprises. Why is national park preservation important? For many reasons.
First, there are the scientific concerns. Almost all the national parks offer something critical to the understanding of biology, geology, and more. These areas would not be available to study if they were not preserved. Second, national park preservation is important because these areas are unbelievable with many natural wonders that mere descriptions and photography would never do justice to. It’s important for everybody to experience that, and for everybody’s children, and children’s children. Third, national park preservation affects the wild animal population in a positive way. The department of fish and wildlife can protect the population and keep the population of various wild animals at optimal levels, encouraging the population to grow, or finding ways to cull the population when the numbers are too large to be sustained by the area.
Challenges to national standards for national parks are issued regularly by private issues. Some national parks allow a certain amount of controlled logging and controlled hunting, but ultimately, even private interests and money can’t offer enough incentive for people to agree to destroy some of the most amazing spots on earth, much less in the United States.
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