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Public lands

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  • 1. Public Land in the United States
  • 2.
    • usually protected from logging, farming, mining, and development.
    National Park
  • 3.
    • 1872 – Yellowstone became the 1 st National park
    • 50 national parks in US today.
    National Park
  • 4.
    • 1. 40% of all US. land is publicly owned & managed by federal, state, & local governments.
    Our Public Lands
  • 5.
    • 2. Multiple-use management
    • designed to provide the greatest value for the greatest number of people
    Our Public Lands
  • 6.
    • ADVANTAGE:
    • Public Land
    • can be used by
    • private companies for
    • logging, mining and
    • recreation.
    Our Public Lands
  • 7.
    • DISADVANTAGE:
    • Different ideas about how
    • land should be used
    • causes battles .
    Our Public Lands conservationist developer
  • 8.
    • 3. Government agencies that manage land:
    • a. National Parks System
    • b. U.S. Forest Service
    • c. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • d. Bureau of Land Management
    • ( largest amount of land )
    Our Public Lands
  • 9.
    • Wilderness Act of 1964 an area in which the land & the ecosystems it supports are protected from all development
    Wilderness
  • 10.
    • found within
    • several of
    • nation’s
    • public land
    • systems
    Wilderness
  • 11.
    • open to hiking,
    • fishing,
    • boating
    • (without motor),
    • and camping
    Wilderness
  • 12.
    • Footsteps trample and erode soil
    • Bathing and dishwashing pollute streams
    • TRASH!
    Troubled Lands
  • 13.
    • Limited # of people can hike/camp at a time
    • Off-limits areas
    • Volunteers clean up and maintain areas.
    People Control May 31 – June 8, 2008
  • 14.
    • This in not on test but just good to know.
    • VERP (Did you say excuse me?)
    • Actually VERP stands for V isitor E xperience and R esource P rotection.
    • It is in current use in many national and state parks throughout the U.S. and now spreading to many countries in Europe.
    • Anyone interested in organizing a cleanup effort in their area is encouraged to call for a registration form from America Outdoors® at (865) 558-3595 . Registering your cleanup is free.
    May 31 – June 8, 2008

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