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					                Yosemite Park
                                        Jordan H


http://www.yosemite.national-
park.com/info.htm#est


                                http://www.nps.gov/yose/natu
                                rescience/naturalfeaturesand
                                ecosystems.htm
When did it become a National Park?
        Yosemite national park was
        established on October 1st,
        1890.

          Why?
      It was established because of
      the preservation of the
      uniqueness and its beauty.
            What kind of rocks can be found there?

Glaciation is the reason for most of the rocks including U-shaped canyons,
jagged peaks, and granite.




              What special features are there?
 • Yosemite was preserved as a national park because of its
   landscape.
 • The world’s tallest waterfall, Yosemite Falls, is 2,425 feet high.
 • Two glaciers still remain at Mounts Maclure and Lyell.
 • Nearly 95 percent of Yosemite National Park is designated to the
   Wilderness.
           How is the land currently changing?

• Pests are coming in
• Water is spreading
• The land is moving, by eroding and cracking
    What are the environmental issues in your park?

Some environmental issues include:
Forest pests Yosemite National Park - Forest Pests (U.S. National
  Park Service)
Moth Outbreak
  http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/tussock-moth-
  outbreak.htm
Smoke Issueshttp://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/smoke-
  overview.htm
Map of the Park
How does technology help preserve and maintain the
                     park?
    They use satellites to take pictures of the park, predict the weather there,
       detect wildfires, monitor smoke, and find the air quality.
                   Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhhEsMp4bt8
                          Info from…

  http://www.yosemite.national-park.com/info.htm#est

http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/naturalfeaturesandecosystems.htm




Pictures from Google Images
             Bibliographies
"Yosemite National Park - Natural Features & Ecosystems (U.S. National Park Service)."
U.S.

National Park Service - Experience Your America. Web. 28 May 2010.

<http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/naturalfeaturesandecosystems.htm>.




"Yosemite National Park Information Page." Yosemite National Park. Web. 28 May 2010.

<http://www.yosemite.national-park.com/info.htm#est>.




"Google Images." Google. Web. 28 May 2010.

<http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi>.

				
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