Public Lands

Rachel Doolen & Hannah Surratt

Research

Multiple Use:

i. Branch of Government U.S. Department of Agriculture

ii. Land Management Philosophy Recreation, mining, grazing, logging, farming, gas & oil extraction, conservation of watershed and wildlife habitat

iii. Examples of protected ecosystems/ wildlife All national forests are protected

iv. Park management problems and future park management plans Some people want to ride ATVs through the parks, there is constant arguing over whether or not this should be aloud.

Moderately- Restricted:

i. Branch of Government (U.S. Department of Agriculture

ii. Land Management Philosophy Logging, grazing,military use and farming

iii. Examples of protected ecosystems/ wildlife hunting,fishing, oil & gas

iv. Park management problems and future park management plans

Restricted Use:

i. Branch of Government United States Department of the Interior

ii. Land Management Philosophy Habitat protection for wildlife, hunting, fishing, oil & gas development, logging, grazing, military use and farming

iii. Examples of protected ecosystems/ wildlife Areas where there are endangered species

iv. Park management problems and future park management plans

Our Story

We are taking a trip around the nation to explore the wonders of nature and the beauty of the country. We will be visiting four different National Parks, in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. We will pack: Hiking boots, Tents, Sleeping bags, Pillows, Blankets, Jackets, Clothes, Hats, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Toothbrushes, Food, Tennis Shoes, Pajamas, and Umbrellas. We will also include fishing gear for places that allow it.

We will start the journey at Mooresville High School. Our first stop will be the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks North Carolina. The park provides campsites for $17-$20 a night which we will stay in with our tents. Once we arrive our day will start the with Mingus Creek Trail, located at the Mingus Mill, shows slave cemetery, a Civilian Conservation Corp campsite, and an old home site. After the hike we would cool off in the Indian Creek Falls and go down to set up our campsite. The park’s environmental issues are air and water pollution and non-native species. Natural resources used by 10 million human visits each year. We will be careful on our trip for the Indiana Bat because they are threatened in the area.

Our next stop on our journey will be the Yosemite National Park California. The camping will cost $12 per night. At Yosemite will will be fishing and hiking. Upon our arrival and fishing we will need to go to a bass store and buy a fishing license. The park includes a river where we can rent a raft and go down the river. Air pollution is currently recognized as one of the most significant threats to the resources of the Sierra Nevada.We will be excited to see the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, but will make sure to be careful because they are threatened.

Our third stop on our trip will be the Dinosaur National Monument Utah. We will be able to camp for free in this park. We will also be allowed to have our pets but we did not bring them on the trip. here we will be looking for fossils in the mountains and rock. There are also many different hiking opportunities. Flaming Gorge Dam has altered the river and has impacted the fossils. We will be careful of the razorback sucker so we will not be fishing.

Our last stop before our trip home is the Fire Island National Seashore New York. Here we will be able to sail, surf and swim. This will be a time for us to relax on our trip on the beach. We will not be fishing however you can. We will be camping in the Smith Point County Park which has a fee but we will see when we get there. The impact on the quality of water, air, geological resources, and a number of ecological, biological, and physical processes is evaluated for all plans, proposals, and projects at Fire Island National Seashore.

When we got back to home we both reflected and noticed that this was one of the best experiments we could of had to enjoy the nature. However the car that we took spent $681 in gas. Our carbon footprint was 2.18 Metric tons.

Citations:

1. Biking." National Park Service. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/biking.htm>.

2."Great Smoke Mountains." National Park Service. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm>.

3. Juney Whank Falls. Great Smokey Mountains National Park. National Park Service. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.ht

4. Mingus Mill. Great Smokey Mountains National Park. National Park Service. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?id=2

5. ”Yosemite." National Park Service. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm>.

6. Yosemite Mountain Lion Photos. See Yosemite. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.seeyosemite.com/mountain-lion-photos.html>.

7. Yosemite National Park. National Park Foundation. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/yosemite-national-park>.

This is our journey from Mooresville to the Great Smokey Mountains!
This is our journey from Mooresville to the Yosemite National Park
This is the Bike paths that we went on in the Yosemite Valley!
Mingus Mill. Great Smokey Mountains National Park. National Park Service. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?id=2
Juney Whank Falls. Great Smokey Mountains National Park. National Park Service. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.ht
Yosemite National Park. National Park Foundation. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/yosemite-national-park>.
Yosemite Mountain Lion Photos. See Yosemite. Web. 4 Feb. 2015. <http://www.seeyosemite.com/mountain-lion-photos.html>.
"Google Maps." Google Maps. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2015. <https://www.google.com/maps>.