Moose feeding, 1989.
Old Faithful: southwestern Yellowstone Park, 1989.
|"In wildness is the preservation of the world."||Henry David Thoreau, 1849.|
"For all people for all time," is the inscription above the Yellowstone Park entry. It was taken from the legislation by Congress, in 1872, to set aside this scenic monument as a national park." "Yellowstone is four parks in one based on environmental characteristics, because it harbors a range of habitat diversity amidst the extremes of elevation and semi- arid deserts. The hot springs, rivers that form canyons, lakes and mountains all segment the park into distinct zones largely dominated by lodge pole pine and fir forests. Wildlife, particularly large game, like Elk, Moose, Bison, and Panther (Mountain Lion) find refuge in the park. The refuge, however is only partial since the Elk must migrate between feeding and calving grounds that lie beyond the park's old boundaries. Termed the "greater Yellowstone ecosystem" areas adjacent to the park and needed by game and fish within the park are so essential that the park boundaries should be enlarged "
Joseph Siry, 1989.
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