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Public lands

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

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